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The memory of the Bosnia and Herzegovina scholar and professor of hadith Muhammad Tayyib Akish continues on the 46th anniversary of his death.

He was born on December 1, 1902 in Gracanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnian Islamic researcher ok He passed away on March 9, 1977.

Okiç, 46 years after his death, has kept his place in memories.

Ataturk University, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, retired lecturer, Prof. Dr. doctor. Yusuf Ziya Kavakci and Hamza Lavic, Special Collections Coordinator of the Gazi Khosrev Bey Historical Library in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, spoke about the late Okic, who is known as the “teacher of teachers” in the field of theology in Turkey, to the AA correspondent.

Kavakci said, “I can’t actually be a student of Mehmet Tayyip Ökeş. Ökić taught at Ankara Theological College, Konya Islamic Higher Institute, Izmir Islamic Higher Institute and Erzurum College of Islamic Sciences. I met him when I was an associate professor in Erzurum.” He said.

Pointing out that he had met Okić through a mutual acquaintance, Kavacci said, “The late Okić was a very valuable, kind and pleasant conversationalist and venerable person.” Use the phrase.

Kavacci said, “Okic was a person who lived by himself. During his years in Ankara, I visited him on various occasions. He taught well-trained, well-trained people for theology faculties. Many of the people who were promoted to professorships in theology were his students.” He said.

Kavacci said that Okić is a “respectable person”:

He was staying in a hostel in Erzurum. One day, he was going to Ankara by plane, but his flight was canceled due to weather conditions. Okesh did not give up going and preferred to go by bus. He set out regardless of the cold weather conditions, but fell ill on the way and died in Ankara.

“Okic would like to be buried in Bosnia”

the professor. doctor. Kavacci said: “(Ex-Yugoslav President Josip Broz) Okech, who fled Bosnia and Herzegovina during Tito’s reign, wanted to be buried in Bosnia. After the long efforts of Okech’s students, he was taken to Sarajevo by car and buried there despite the winter conditions.” He said.

Explaining that a piece of paper came out of his drawer after Okech’s death, Kavacci said that the following was written on the paper from a poem by Ahmed Hashim:

“I looked at still waters and said, ‘Oh, if only I could die, since there is no one to cry to death!'”

Finally, Kavacci stated that Okić had a difficult life and that he had “peace” in his hometown after difficult circumstances.

Handwritten works belonging to the Okiç family have been incorporated into the catalogue

Lavic, the special collections coordinator of the Gazi Husrev Bey Library, said that Okić left Bosnia and Herzegovina at a very young age and is therefore not very well known in the country.

Lavic said, “Okiç is one of the first Bosnian scholars. He was educated in the West and East, and after all his education and studies he went to Ankara and started working here. We know that Okiç is one of the founders of the Faculty of Theology at Ankara University. He is a well-known scholar and is much respected in Turkey compared to Bosnia and Herzegovina “. He said.

Noting that “manuscripts that have been preserved for centuries have been lost or destroyed due to an unfortunate event such as war in the region throughout history” in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lavic said, “Apart from the Gazi Husrev Bey Library, one of the rare collections preserved today is manuscripts belonging to To the Okić family. These works are preserved in the Historical Archives of Sarajevo.” information provided.

Lavitch stated that due to the small number of researchers who speak the Ottoman language in the region, such works have been closed to researchers for many years.

Lavitch said he had prepared the “Catalogue of Handwritten Works in Arabic, Turkish, Persian and Bosnian” in cooperation with the Gazi Husrev-beg Library and the Sarajevo History Archive.

Noting that Okiç is among the most valuable scholars, Lavitch said that they have specially prepared the catalog as a resource for researchers from Turkey.

Muhammad Tayyab Okish

Okiç was born on 1 December 1902 in Gracanitsa, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Bosnian Islamic scholar Okesh, son of Mehmed Taufik Okesh, then Vice-President of Bosnia and Herzegovina, started his education in the area where he was born in 1913 and completed his secondary education in 1916 in Sarajevo, where he came because he came because of his father’s work.

Okiç graduated from the seminary in Sarajevo in 1920, which he started after the Bosnian Muslims had struggled for many years and gained autonomy from the Austro-Hungarian Empire for religious and foundational affairs.

Akish, who completed the Department of Islamic Law at the Faculty of Theology in 1925, passed the examinations in Latin language and literature in Zagreb in 1926 and obtained a diploma in this field.

After a short period of teaching in Sarajevo, Okech went to France and studied literature and oriental languages ​​at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Ukic graduated from the departments of Arabic, Turkish and Persian literature in 1930. He stayed in Tunisia for a while and came to Turkey in 1945. He participated in the establishment of theological colleges in Ankara, the first theological colleges in Turkey, in addition to theological colleges in Istanbul, Erzurum and Konya.

While Okiç signed below important studies in the field of basic Islamic sciences and hadith, he also contributed to the training of important professors who worked in theological colleges in Turkey.

Okiç, who died in Ankara on March 9, 1977, was brought to Sarajevo at the request of his acquaintances and buried in Bari Cemetery.

Oqiç’s works such as “Reviews on Some Hadith Issues”, “The Style and Recitation of the Qur’an”, “Women’s Education in Islam”, “The Case of the Yellow Saltuk”, “Tafseer and Hadith Lecture Notes” are also available. has been published.


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