al-Daylamī, Abū al-Ḥasan
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al-Daylamī, Abū al-Ḥasan (d. ca. 392/1001–1002), ʿAlī b. Muḥammad, was a well-known Sufi and writer who lived in Shīrāz during the 4th/10th century. Little is known about the details of his life. It is only by comparing evidence that we can affirm that he was related to the Daylamī families who, in the first half of the 4th century during the reign of the Būyids, migrated from northern Iran southward and settled particularly in the region of Fārs. It is probable, therefore, that he was born in the first half of the 4th/10th century (Rūzbihān Baqlī, Ab…

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Zahra Hosseini, “al-Daylamī, Abū al-Ḥasan”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 15 August 2018 <>
First published online: 2017

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