Bābā Kamāl-i Jandī
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Bābā Kamāl-i Jandī (d. 672/1273), was an eminent master of the Kubrawiyya Sufi order, whose full name, ancestry, dates and places of birth and death have until recently been completely unknown, in contrast to other disciples of Najm al-Dīn Kubrā (d. 618/1221) such as Najm al-Dīn Dāya Rāzī (d. 654/1256), Saʿd al-Dīn Ḥamawayh (d. 650/1252) or Sayf al-Dīn Bākharzī (d. 659/1261). The two best-known early sources for any information on Bābā Kamāl, as for other disciples of Najm al-Dīn al-Kubrā, are Ḥusayn Khʷārazmī’s Jawāhir al-asrār, written after 833/1430, and ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī’…

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Hirtenstein, Stephen, “Bābā Kamāl-i Jandī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 26 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0000006>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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