Scholar and poet (b. 1510, Isparta - d. 1579, Edirne). After attending primary school in Isparta, he was educated at several Madrasah Muslim Schools in İstanbul and Edirne and took lectures from famous scholars. He served as a professor at Edirne Hüsamiye Madrasah and worked as a Muslim judge in Damascus, Cairo, Aleppo, Bursa, Edirne, and İstanbul. Ali Çelebi, who was on of the famous scholars of the time, was especially knowledgeable on interpretation, canon law, hadis*, philosophy, mathematics, rhetoric and construction. He wrote tahmis* for Kanuni Sultan Süleyman’s poems and also wrote independent literary works in addition to booklets and footnotes. His Divan* has not been published.
Ahlâk-ı Alâî (Alai’s Moral, Turkish, 1833; with Latin letters, 1934), Münşeât-ı Kınalızâde (Kınalızade’s Prose, Turkish), Muammeyât (Enigmas), Kınalızâde Tarihi (History of Kınalızade), Kaside-i fî Medhi'n-Nebi (Kaside* of the Prophet Mehdi, Manzume-i Risale-i Vücud (Poetry Pamphlet of Existence).
In addition, he wrote 12 works in Arabic.
REFERENCE: Bursalı Mehmed Tahir / Osmanlı Müellifleri I (1972), Hasan Aksoy / Kınalızâde Ali Çelebi: Hayatı İlmî Edebî Şahsiyeti Arapça Eserlerinin İstanbul Kütüphanelerinde Mevcut Yazma Nüshaları (İÜ Edebiyat Fakültesi lisans tezi, 1976), Yurt Ansiklopedisi (c. I, 1982), Ana Britannica (c. 1, s. 385, 1987), Rehber Ansiklopedisi (1994), Ayşe Sıdıka Oktay / Kınalızâde Ali Efendi ve Ahlâk-ı Alâî (MÜ Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü doktora tezi, 1996), Hasan Aksoy / TDV İslam Ansiklopedisi (c. 25, s. 416-417, 2002), İhsan Işık / Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, c. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (C. 12, 2017).