Ahmed Haşim
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Ahmed Haşim (Aḥmed Ḥāşim) was a Turkish poet and writer who was born in 1304–5/1887 (recently corrected from 1301–2/1884) in Baghdad into the distinguished Alusizade (Ālūsīzāde) family. As his father was employed as an Ottoman government official in various Arab provinces the young Ahmed had no structured education and could not speak Turkish. He lost his mother at the age of eight or nine, a traumatic experience that caused him to become a sad, sensitive, and introverted child, something which w…

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Procházka-Eisl, Gisela, “Ahmed Haşim”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24797>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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