Hasan Kâfî b. Turhan b. Davud b. Ya’kub ez-Zîbî el-Akhisarî el-Bosnavî was born in Bosnia in 1544. He had a medrese education and in 1566 he went to Istanbul to continue his training. In 1575, he returned to Bosnia where he taught and finally became judge in his native town, Akhisar (1583). He was then appointed in other towns, went to the Holy Pilgrimage and joined the campaigns to Eğri (1596) and Estergon (1605). He died in 1615 in Akhisar.
Α large work on philology, fikh, theology, philosophy and history. Usûlü’l-hikem fi nizâmi’l-âlem (“Elements of wisdom for the order of the world”) was written in Arabic in 1596 and was very praised among various ulema and officials, who asked for a translation to Turkish.