Imaret Endowment Detail
İsmail Hakkı Uzunçarşılı uses the following statements in his article in Balıkesir Saylavı:
Foundation Foundation of İbrahim Bey Karaman, one of the Documents of the Karamanids Period.
"The documents belonging to the small principalities that ruled in Anatolia in the XIV and XV th centuries are very incomplete. Since even the smallest and insignificant information to be obtained about these principalities will be useful to illuminate these centuries, even such people should not be neglected and publicized. He emphasizes the importance of the Imaret Foundation.
"In this copy of Belleten, we are publishing by Karamanoğlu İbrahim Bey, connected to each other and belonging to the same foundation, two detailed and the other small six. [(Foundations Directorate, among the foundations of the foundation's office in the well, are three of the sons of Karaman (Halil bin Mahmut) with the dates (745 H-1344 M) (760 H-1359 M) (776 H-1374 M) and Mehmet Bey, father of İbrahim Bey ( 810 H- 1407 M) and (824 H- 1421 M), and there is a foundation certificate dated (848 Zilhicce - 1445 M) in the name of İbrahim Bey (Anatolian Book 1212 - 1255 books)] ”
Two of these endowments (835 H. 1432 M) and the others are dated (843-1440) (849-1446) (870-1465) (851-1447), respectively, and they are all merge to each other in a scroll.
“This is a scroll with imaret endowments. It is registered at 5318 in the document section of Topkapı Palace Library and is seventeen meters in length and 35.5 centimeters in width. The endowment is in Arabic and written on cloth. In the foundation, İbrahim Bey and his sons İshak Bey and Mehmet Bey, whose name is not known until now, are seen separately and jointly by Pir Ahmet Bey and his brother Kasım Bey, which have as much importance as the foundation text and are very valuable in history. Another value of the endowment is that it is the real endowment written in the presence of İbrahim Bey. Foundation writings are one of the samples of Karaman in the middle of the fifteenth century. ”
In an important sentence that draws attention here; The type of writing used in the Karaman Principality at that time and the sentences (dialects) it expressed belonged only to the people of that geography.
"Following the invasion of Karaman countries by the Ottomans, the imaret endowment was kept completely valid and the famous Mufti Ibni Kemal Ahmet Şemsettin (died 1533) and Mufti Sadullah Sadi Efendi (passed away 1539) They have their own handwriting. Vakfiye is 340 lines. "
“İbrahim Bey, the owner of the endowment, said to the edge of his endowment (this endowment attributed to me is valid) and had his monogram marked (İbrahim bin Mehmet bin Karaman) underneath. After that, on the edge of the endowment (Mehmed bin İbrahim bin Mehmed bin Karaman) and the same successor (İshak bin Mehmed bin Karaman) and then to the left (Pir Ahmet Kasım ibney Karaman) are seen. No record has ever been encountered in any document regarding a son named İbrahim Bey Mehmet and his government. The joint governments of Pir Ahmet and his brother Kasım are known. "
Vakfiye showing the importance the Turks gave to social institutions in the fifteenth century is a document worth examining and reviewing. As it can be understood from the foundation of the foundation, the owner of the foundation will pay g% for his time for an imaret