Authored by: Amy Singer

The Ottoman World

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  December  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415444927
eBook ISBN: 9780203142851
Adobe ISBN: 9781136498954


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Averse from the Koran, inscribed over the gates of more than one Ottoman imaret (public kitchen), reads:

And they give food in spite of their love for it, to the needy, the orphan, and the captive [saying]: We feed you only for the Face of God; we desire no recompense from you, no thankfulness. 1

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