Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (Sulṭān Walad), whose full name was Muḥammad b. Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad (623–712/1226–1312), was the elder son and second successor of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī or Balkhī. According to some sources his first name was Aḥmad; but since Aḥmad Aflākī (see 2/785) states that Jalāl al-Dīn named him after his own father, ¶ Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (q.v.), it seems more probable that his name was Muḥammad.
Sulṭān Walad was born at Lāranda (modern Karaman), a town some 100 km. south of Konya, which was then one of the seats of g…
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Bahmany, Leila Rahimi and
“Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (Sulṭān Walad)”, in:
Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary.
Consulted online on 28 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000034>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209