Balyānī, Awḥad al-Dīn
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Balyānī, Awḥad al-Dīn ʿAbd Allāh b. Masʿūd b. Muḥammad (d. 683 or 686/1284 or 1287), was a Sufi and scholar from Kāzarūn. His laqab is also given as Aṣīl al-Dīn (Aḥmad Zarkūb, 186), although this may be a confusion with that of his father’s teacher, Shaykh Aṣīl al-Dīn Shīrāzī (see Jāmī, 258–259).

His grandfather Najm al-Dīn Muḥammad, who was a descendant of the well-known Sufi master Abū ʿAlī al-Daqqāq (q.v., d. ca. 405/1015), migrated to Kāzarūn and married the daughter of one of his disciples, Qāḍī Muḥamma…

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Shams, Mohammad Javad and Negahban, Farzin, “Balyānī, Awḥad al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 May 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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