Saturday, March 24, 2007
Yahya Fahreddin was born in Istanbul and was generally known as Sari Yahya (Yahya the Fair) of Tophane. He was the son of one Osman Effendi. His date of birth is uncertain, but he is known to have learned the art of calligraphy from Anbarizade Dervis Ali and to have continued his studies after the death of his teacher with Hüseyin Habli Effendi, from whom he received his wet in 1138 H.He wrote fifteen copies of the Qur’an and was responsible for the inscriptions over the doors of the Nuruosmaniye Mosque. He died in 1169 H. and was buried opposite the Sheikh Murad tekke in Eyup.