The Juridical Controversy on the Sale of the Property with the Foundation (Waqf) in the Reign of Süleyman the Magnificent and under the Shadow of his Viziers: The Mill Case
Keywords: The Reign of Süleyman the Magnificent, The Mill Case, viziers, Ottoman scholars, law
Mevkufatcı Muhammed Bey's heritage is bought by the vizier Haydar Pasha around the year of 1550. Mevkufatcı's children, however, file a suit against Haydar Pasha, claiming that Mevkufatcı's heritage is a foundation (waqf). This case is won by Haydar Pasha in 1551. Mevkufatcı's children, however, consult to the müfti, Ebussuud Efendi, about this result. The Grand vizier, Rüstem Pasha also talks over this result with Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. Sultan is an appellant for this case. This time, Mevkufatcı's children won it. In this study the experiences during this time known as the mili case is analyzed in terms of the relations of Ottoman scholars with the central government.