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Derviş Ali Nakşîbendî
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CitationAvcı, B. (2018).Derviş Ali Nakşîbendî. In D. Thomas, J. Chesworth (Eds.), Christian-Muslim Relations: Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History. Asia, Africa and the Americas (1700-1800), Volume 12, (78-81 pp.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers.
The familiarity of Derviş Ali Nakşibendi, also known as İncili and Ali ibn el-Yunani (MS Fatih 30, fol. 22v), with the Bible - as he often quotes from it in Greek - indicates that he was a Christian convert to Islam. Likewise, his name and expertise in Sufi psychology depict him as a Sufi of the Naqshbandi order. He notes that he studied Arabic, the Gospel, Torah and the Psalms and found the name and the description of the Prophet Muhammad, which he then translated into Arabic (MS Nuruosmaniye 51/2, fol 34V).