Bahāʾ al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Zakariyyāʾ Multānī
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Bahāʾ al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Zakariyyāʾ Multānī, was a 6th–7th/12th–13th century Sufi master and propagator of the Suhrawardiyya Order in the Indian subcontinent. He was known as Bahāʾ al-Ḥaqq (‘Splendour of the Real’), although he had other titles including Ghawth al-ʿĀlamīn (‘Succour of the Worlds’), Bāz-i Safīd (‘White Falcon’) and Badr al-Mashāyikh (‘Full Moon of the Masters’). He was of Hāshimid descent, with his lineage reaching back to Asad b. Hāshim ʿAbd Manāf, ancestor of the Prophet. Bahāʾ al-Dīn’s ancestors migrated from Khʷāra…

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Arya, Gholam-Ali and Negahban, Farzin, “Bahāʾ al-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Zakariyyāʾ Multānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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