ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED B. JALĀL-AL-DĪN MOḤAMMAD AL-HAMADĀNĪ, the son of a shaikh of the Naqšbandī order. Originally from Hamadān, he migrated to Egypt; after staying in a Mawlavī hospice in Cairo, he went to Medina, where he died in 954/1547. ʿAbd-al-Vahhāb reviewed and re-wrote Aflākī’s Manāqeb al-ʿārefīn, correcting some errors, removing some stories and tales, and inserting others with special attention to the histories and genealogies, and gave his work the title Ṯawāqeb al-manāqeb-e awlīāʾ Allāh. It consists of a prologue (moqaddema), nine discourses (ḏekr, biographies of the nine saints), and an epilogue (ḵātema). An abridged version of this work is in the Süleymaniye library, Ayasofya no. 2053. Ṯawāqeb al-manāqeb was translated into Turkish by Darvīš Sanāʾī Ḵalīl (d. 950/1543) and presented to Sultan Solaymān the Magnificent. Later it was again translated by Darvīš Maḥmūd Maṯnavī-ḵᵛān in 998/1590 and presented to Sultan Morād III.
Abdülbaki Gölpinarli, Mevlānāʾ-dan sonra mevlevilik, Istanbul, 1953, p. 15. Storey, I/2, pp. 938-39.
Originally Published: December 15, 1982
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