Bāyazīd Basṭāmī (al-Thānī)
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Bāyazīd Basṭāmī (al-Thānī), Abū Muḥammad ʿAlī b. ʿInāyat Allāh (alive in 1011/1602), was a Shiʿi mystical sage (ʿārif), traditionist (muḥaddith), jurist (faqīh) and a descendant of the famous early Sufi master, Bāyazīd Basṭāmī (q.v., d. 234 or 261/848 or 875). The name ‘Bāyazīd’ is a Persian form of the Arabic ‘Abū Yazīd’. His date of birth is unknown, but in light of the limited information available about his life, and the dates when his teachers died, he was probably born in…

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Shams, Mohammad Javad and Negahban, Farzin, “Bāyazīd Basṭāmī (al-Thānī)”, 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_000000106>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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