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If he is born in 1322, the publication years 738 (his first work written at age sixteen) to 789 of his books seem wrong. Actually, they seem exactly 600 years off. Or are these years of the Islamic calendar? --dagonet (talk) 12:35, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
The publication years are hijri years. --Polysynaptic (talk) 13:38, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. --dagonet (talk) 20:16, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Elias John Wilkinson Gibb, History of Ottoman Poetry, Volume 1, London, 1900. excerpt from pg 202: "..the next work in Turkish poetry is versified translation of Sa'adi's Bustan or 'Orchard' made in 755 by the great and famous Persian schoolmen Sa'd-ud-Din Me'sud-i-Teftazani."
Gerhard Endress, An Introduction to Islam, translated by Carole Hillenbrand, Columbia University Press, 1998. excerpt from pg 192: "Death of Sa'ad al-Din al-Taftazani, Persian historian and philosopher at the court of Timur"
Allen J. Frank, Islamic Historiography and "Bulghar" Identity Among the Tatars and Bashkirs of Russia, Brill, 1998. excerpt from pg 83:One of the most curious aspects of the Tawarikh i-Baghdadiya are the repeated references to the great Persian theologian Sa'd al-Din Taftazani (1322-1389), who did in fact associate with Timur.
Also he was born in Khorasan region of Iran in the village of Taftazan:
Halil Inalcik, "The Ottoman Empire", Published by Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2000. except from pg 175:"The Ottoman ulema equally respected Sa'ad al-Din al-Taftazani from Iran and Sayyid Sharif al-Jurjani from Turkestan, both of whom followed the tradition of al-Razi and whose work formed the basis of Ottoman Medrese education"
Please provide actual quotes from the sources list on his backgrounds.--Nepaheshgar (talk) 14:59, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
Theere is a village of Taftazan here :  and Halil Nalcik is right about the geography. The source in the entry had listed Turkmenistan by the citation was this: " Taşköprüzade A. (1896). Mevzuatü'l-Ulum. (Kemaleddin, Taşköprüzade Mehmed, Trans.). İstanbul:İkdam. (Original work published 1870)" . There was no Turkmenistan in 1870, so how could some author have mentioned such a geography? I think the source was misplaced here. But there could be another village of Taftazan say in Turkmenistan, but it should be sourced.--Nepaheshgar (talk) 15:10, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I obtained the book: "DeWeese, D. (2004). Central Asian Culture and Islam. In Martin, R. C. et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (pp. 138-141). Vol. 1 (A-L). New York: Macmillan Reference USA". It did not have the claim that the user made. This is a serious ethical violation of wikipedia conduct.--Nepaheshgar (talk) 03:16, 25 December 2008 (UTC)