al-Murādī(509 words)

, the name of a family of sayyids and scholars established at Damascus in the 11th-12th/17-18th centuries.

1. The founder of the family, murād b. ʿalī al-ḥusaynī al-buk̲h̲ārī , born 1050/1640, was the son of the naḳīb al-as̲h̲rāf of Samarḳand. He travelled in his youth to India, where he was initiated into the Naḳs̲h̲bandī ṭarīḳa by S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Muḥammad Maʿṣūm al-Fārūḳī, and after extensive journeys through Persia, the Arab lands and Egypt settled in Damascus about 1081/1670. He subsequently made several visits to Mecca and Istanb…

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"al-Murādī." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 23 July 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/al-muradi-COM_0799>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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