Badakhshānī, Sayyid Suhrāb Walī
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Badakhshānī, Sayyid Suhrāb Walī (d. after 856/1452), the most eminent Nizārī Ismaili theologian and author from Badakhshān, in Central Asia, during the centuries immediately after the fall of Alamūt in 654/1256.

Not much is known with certainty about Badakhshānī’s life. He was born at the beginning of the 9th/15th century in the mountainous region of Badakhshān, probably into a non-Ismaili family. According to his own statement (Sī wa shish ṣaḥīfa, 68–69), Badakhshānī converted to Ismailism soon after th…

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Daftary, Farhad, “Badakhshānī, Sayyid Suhrāb Walī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 16 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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