Who was Abdulah-pasha, the governer of Bosnia, who died in Sarajevo in 1105/1694 and who is buried in the courtyard of the Emperor's mosque?

  • Haso Popara, hafiz
Keywords: Abdulah-paša, janjičarski aga, kulćehaja, sekbanbaša, namjesnik sandžaka Brusa, tvrđava, muhafiz, Mlečani, Austrijanci, nišan, tarih, hajduci, oporuka, šejh Hasan, Visoka porta, Istanbul, Tatar-Pazar, Beograd, Careva džamija, Sarajevo, Gabela


In previous works by some Bosnian authors the former Janissary aga Abdullah Pasha and governor of Brusa Sanjak , who died in Sarajevo and was buried in the courtyard of the Emperor's Mosque in 1105/1694., was attributed Bosniak origin and regency in Bosnia. Analyzing the inscription on his tomb, two unpublished firmans and three documents Sarajevo Sharia Court documents in which his name is mentioned, the author comes up with new information on this distinguished personality of the Ottoman Empire from the late 17th century; He was Georgian by origin, he was never Governor of Bosnia, and that his death in Sarajevo occured while he was on his way to Gabela under imperial orders to liberate it from the Venetians in the summer of 1105/1694.

Before he died, Abdullah Pasha left a will that all his valuables after death: one silver inkpot weighing 210 dirhams, one silver coffee table weighing 171 dirham, one gold bracelet weighing 17 dirhams, one Surmeliamber embroidered with gold thread and a gold decorative pendant consigned to the care of former sergeant Hajji Ali aga until public auction. From the obtained money a garden or a 1-2 stores should be bought and endowed for charity.

To fullfil his will, he detreminted his treasurer Hajji Mustafa Aga, the son of Abdulah, and mutawalli of the Waqf, which after his death is to establish a reputable citizen of Sarajevo Shaykh Hasan Effendi, the son of Shaykh Mustafa Efendi Logavije from Buzadži-zade Hajji Hasan neighbourhood.