By Allen J. Frank, Mirkasyim A. Usmanov
This biographical dictionary, in response to a Turkic manuscript compiled in 1912, is key for all these attracted to the Islamic historical past of primary Asia less than Russian and chinese language rule. overlaying the interval from 1770 - 1912, it brings to lifestyles the muslim groups of Sufis and students of the jap Kazakh steppe. Its vast biographical info presents clean insights into the highbrow, political, and non secular lifetime of a area for which indigenous Islamic assets are nearly unknown. With a ancient and textological advent, complete English translation, large notes, and an Arabic-script Turkic textual content.
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This was the sort of kindness that tÙräs have. The im§m Damull§ \usayn57 would say that B§b§y had an open face, slanted-eyes, a well-proportioned physique, and a high voice. [He was] eloquent, ready to answer a question, knowledgeable in scholarship and even skilled in Russian law [z§kÙn], zealous and irritable. 53 The reading and sense of B§b§y’s speech here is unclear. That is, before the administrative reforms of 1868, when the formal political authority of Chingisids was abolished on the steppe.
IsÈ§q al-Qaz§nÊ (b. 1842/43 CE) im§m of Kazan’s Sixth Mosque; cf. \usayn AmÊrkh§nov, Taw§rÊkh-i Bulgh§rÊya, 80; Riî§’ ad-DÊn b. Fakhr ad-DÊn, $s§r II (13), 408. 26 the dictionary scholars and who is worthy of being called a scholar. /40a/ \amÊd Q§rÊ b. #$lim-B§y MarghÊn§nÊ He came to the city of Chawchak in 1290 AH [1873-74 CE] for business and resided [there]. While his share of learning and Qur’§n recitation was equal to his [ability] in commerce, and while he had no additional training, because of his rapid comprehension he had a taste for discussion and debate.
S. Mukanov, Rodoplemennoi sostav i rasselenie kazakhov, (Alma-Ata, 1968), 81-108. 26 Evidently a variant of the more commonly encountered form “Nam§nganÊ,” that is, from Namangan. Qurb§n-#AlÊ uses this form consistently. 27 #Abd al-Qahh§r Nam§ngandÊ was the first im§m installed in Chawchak after the Chinese conquest of the city in 1874; cf. Taw§rÊkh-i khamsa-yi sharqÊ, 638. 28 A possible rendering of this name could also be Shishmarov. ”29 For a few days he resisted us, and could not be made to reconsider his rashness.