Bākharzī, Abū al-Maʿālī Sayf al-Dīn
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Bākharzī, Abū al-Maʿālī Sayf al-Dīn Saʿīd b. al-Muṭahhar b. Saʿīd (586–659/1190–1261), known as Shaykh al-ʿālam (‘[Sufi] Master of the World’), was a traditionist, Sufi and one of the leading masters of the Kubrawiyya order.

As suggested by his nisba, Sayf al-Dīn was born and raised in Bāk-harz, a district of the province of Quhistān in Khurasān (al-Qurashī, 2/225; see also Faṣīḥ, 2/236, 316, who gives an incorrect birthdate), and received his early training in the Islamic sciences there. He su…

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Shams, Mohammad Javad and Melvin-Koushki, Matthew, “Bākharzī, Abū al-Maʿālī Sayf al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000044>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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