Tracing al-Dawānī in Ottoman Lands

Mu’ayyadzāda ʻAbd al-Raḥmān and His Natural Theology

Keywords: Jalāl al-Dīn al-Dawānī, Mu’ayyadzāda ‘Abd al-Raḥmān, Dawānī School, Ottoman thought, natural theology


It is generally considered and widely accepted that Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī School to be effective in the formation and development of Ottoman intellectual life. However, there are some ʻulamā’ such as Jalāl al-Dīn al-Dawānī, who influenced the Ottoman mindset with both their works and ideas and beyond, they create distinct traditions. Present outline aims to draw attention to this issue through Mu’ayyadzāda ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Efendi, who is a famous disciple and representative of al-Dawānī perspective in Anatolia. In this respect, it introduces the two risālas belongs to him that are important in terms of his theory of nature, and by moving here it points to some questions that need to be answered here and some issues that need to be addressed.

How to Cite
Demir, Osman. 2020. “Tracing Al-Dawānī in Ottoman Lands”. Entelekya Logico-Metaphysical Review 4 (1), 15-28.