Sheikh Mahmud Effendi A Scholar From Turkey Died At The Age Of 93

Sheikh Mahmud Effendi A Scholar From Turkey Died At The Age Of 93

Sheikh Mahmud Effendi A Scholar From Turkey Died At The Age Of 93

When Mahmud Effendi, Turkey’s foremost Islamic scholar and teacher,

died at the age of 93, his legacy will live on for generations.

When he died on Thursday, he had been in the hospital for two weeks for treatment of an infection.

On Twitter, the grandson of Mahmud Effendi, my grandfather, announced that he had reached Allah.

After Friday’s Jumu’ah prayer at Istanbul’s Fatih Mosque, mourners will gather for the funeral prayer.

Turkish province Trabzon is where Effendi was born and raised. When he was 10,

he became a hafiz. At the age of 16, he earned his madrassah ijazah after studying Arabic and Persian.

Sheikh Mahmud Effendi A Scholar From Turkey Died At The Age Of 93

Ahiskali Ali Haydar Efendi

After meeting Ahiskali Ali Haydar Efendi in 1952, he became his murshid.

In 1954, Ali Haydar Efendi was appointed imam of the Smailaia Mosque and

served until his death. He took over the tariqa after the death of his mentor in 1960.

Teaching in Turkey for three weeks each year was a priority for him, and he also

made educational and missionary trips to places like Uzbekistan, India,

Germany, as well as the United States. Ruhu’l Furkan is the Turkish title of his Qur’an commentary.

As a result of his immense popularity, Sheikh Effendi has amassed a sizable

following and has founded numerously charitable, social,

and religious organizations such as the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaah Confederation and the Market

Association and Federation of Marifet Associations. Based on his convictions, he advocated service to others.

In 1996, he announced his retirement from the Ismailaga Mosque and remained low-profile for the rest of his life.

 

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