Dārandawī: Muḥammad ibnҁUmar ibnҁUthmān al-Dārandawī al-Ḥanafī
BornDārende near Malatya, (Turkey), 1739
Dārandawī, philosopher, logician, mufassir(scholar of Qur’ānic exegesis), and astronomer, became known for preparing a perpetual calendar as well as for his studies on the relation between astronomy and religion. After receiving his elementary education in his home region, he took courses in the town of Marҁash from Sāchaqlı-zāde Muḥammad al-Marҁashī (died: 1733), one of the most important Ottoman teachers (mudarris) of the time. Dārandawī came to Istanbul during Sultan Aḥmad III’s reign and worked as mudarrisin various schools (madrasa). Furthermore, he administered Aḥmad III’s private treasury. Dārandawī died during the reign of Maḥmud I.
Dārandawī, as a versatile Ottoman mudarriswho lived during the Tulip Period (1718–1739), participated in various scientific and cultural activities. Out of the committees founded by the Grand Vizier Newshehirli Dāmād Ibrāhīm Pasha for the translation of scientific and literature books...
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