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Saturday, March 24, 2007


His date of birth is uncertain but he is known to have been born in Daghistan and to have arrived in Istanbul with his father Sheikh Murad Effendi at a very early age. Although his interest in calligraphy led him to apply to several calligraphers for lessons he was of such a difficult disposition that no one would accept him as a pupil and he was obliged to teach himself the art of calligraphy by examining calligraphic models and karalamas by the great masters. In Nashki he followed Hafiz Osman while in Thuluth and Jeli he created an individual style of his own.His wife Esma Ibret Hanim was also a calligrapher of great merit. He died in 1245 H. and was buried in the cemetery of the Sheikh Murad Tekke (dervish lodge) at Eyup/Istanbul.
Works of Calligraphy by the Calligrapher can be seen in the Türk Vakıf Hat Sanatları Müzesi in Istanbul.

A Calligraphy by Mahmud Celaleddin Efendi

A Calligraphy by the master. Its read: "Ya Hazret-i Muhammed Bahauddin Sah Naksbend (K.S.)

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