Bākharzī, Abū al-Mafākhir Yaḥyā b. Aḥmad (d. 736/1336), was a Ku-brawī shaykh and grandson of Shaykh Abū al-Maʿālī Sayf al-Dīn Bākharzī (q.v.). Yaḥyā seems to have been born in Kirmān, and his first teacher and Sufi master was his father Shaykh Burhān al-Dīn Aḥmad, who initiated him into the order (Bākharzī, 1/fol. 64b).
Upon the death of his father in 696/1297, Yaḥyā travelled extensively throughout Iran, Syria and Egypt, studying under many Sufi masters, traditionists and Qurʾān commentators such as Fakhr a…
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Shams, Mohammad Javad and
“Bākharzī, Abū al-Mafākhir”, in:
Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary.
Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000045>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209