ʿABD-AL-BĀQĪ LAʿLĪZĀDA (d. 1746 A.D.), Ottoman scholar, son of Shaikh Laʿlī Meḥmed, the grandson of Sarı ʿAbdallāh, a commentator on the Maṯnavī. After receiving a good education he became the teacher of the grand vizier ʿAlī Pasha; and after the latter’s defeat in the Morea, he was banished to the island of Lemnos. He was eventually pardoned and appointed successively kadi of Istanbul, then kadiasker (judge of the army, q.v.) of Anatolia. ʿAbd-al-Bāqī kept to his house during the last years of his life; he died on 19 Šavvāl 1159/4 November 1746.
ʿAbd-al-Bāqī compiled and translated the following works on Turco-Iranian mysticism: 1. Manāqeb-e Malāmīya-ye Bayrāmīya; 2. translation of Resāla-ye onsīya (sayings and biographies of Bahāʾ-al-dīn Naqšband and his disciples) by Yaʿqūb b. ʿOṯmān b. Maḥmūd Ḡaznavī Čarḵī (d. 838/1434-35); 3. translation Kīmīā-ye saʿādat by Ḡazālī (d. 505/1111); 4. translation of Ḥaqīqat al-yaqīn wa zolfat al-tamkīn, by ʿAbd-al-Karīm Jīlī ( d. 832/1428); 5. translation of the Arabic al-Ensān al-kāmel by the same author.
In Osmanlı müellifleri (I, p. 160) the translation of Nomūd o būd by Čarḵī (incorrectly given in the text as Jarḵī) also is attributed to Laʿlīzāda, but in all probability this must be the translation of Yaʿqūb Čarḵī’s Resāla-ye onsīya or a work by his grandfather Maḥmūd.
Bursalı Mehmed Tahir, Osmanlı müellifleri, I, Istanbul, 133/1915, pp. 159ff.
Abdülbaki (Gölpınarlı), Melâmîlik ve melâmîler, Istanbul, 1931, pp. 153-55.
S. Nüzhet Ergun, Türk şâirleri I, p. 219.
Karatay, Türk yazur I, p. 63 (cf. Fehres maḵṭūṭāt al-fāresīya allatī taqtanīhā Dār al-kotob ḥattā ʿām mīlādī, Cairo, 1966, I, p. 874).
Originally Published: December 15, 1982
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