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Ebubekir Ratib Efendi
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Ebubekir Ratib Efendi (Abū Bakr Rātib Efendi, 1163–23 Cemaziyülahir (Jumādā II) 1214/1750–22 November 1799) was an Ottoman statesman born in Kastamonu, in the north central region of present-day Turkey. His father, Ali (ʿAlī) Efendi, was a member of the ulema (ʿulamāʾ), who liked to travel, and he took his young son with him on a visit to the Crimea. Ali Efendi’s preaching, or perhaps Ebubekir himself, appears to have made an impression on the Crimean ruler, Arslān Girāy Khān (r. 1748–56), who wrote a letter of recommendation for Ebubekir.

After his return to Istanbul in 1170/1757, …

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Yeşil, Fatih, “Ebubekir Ratib Efendi”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26125>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305779, 2016, 2016-4

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