Bābā Rukn al-Dīn Shīrāzī
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Bābā Rukn al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Masʿūd b. ʿAbd Allāh Bayḍāwī, was a scholar and Sufi sage of the 8th/14th century. He was originally from Bayḍāʾ, a dependency of the city of Ardakān in the province of Fārs. His date of birth is unknown. According to the author of Tārīkh-i Iṣfahān wa Rayy, he was a member of the Jābirī Anṣārī household (Jābirī Anṣārī, 325–326).

From early childhood Bābā Rukn al-Dīn displayed an interest in Sufism, and having become familiar with the lives and the spiritual knowledge of the Sufis, he embarked upon the Suf…

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Shams, Mohammad Javad and Negahban, Farzin, “Bābā Rukn al-Dīn Shīrāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0000009>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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