Hakîm shifayi, one of his Satire and Turkish commantary of Kâmî

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Nüsha, vol.15, no.40, pp.199-218, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 40
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: Nüsha
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-218
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


Hakîm Shifayi is one of the famous physicians of the era of the Safavid Sultan Shah Abbas I, and is also known as a satire poet. The first Diwan he created consists of satires and travesties. Although he forswore satire in time, it is observed that he could not dis- pense with this habit in his Diwan which he composed afterwards and in his masnavi poets comprising his Khamsa. He wrote his satire which is the subject of the article about Mumin Khan, one of the viziers of the era. The parts of this satire which has a rich content in terms of the fact that it comprises Arabic phrases, Turkish words and sayings, proper names, and place names; and that it contains certain folkloric elements from enter- tainments to traditions of the era, were interpreted by Abdulqadir al- Baghdadi. The poem Kâmî of Edirne listened to such interpretations from al-Baghdadi in person, and later transformed his notes into texts.