Aḥmad al-Suhrawardī
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Aḥmad al-Suhrawardī, Shams al-Dīn Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā b. Muḥammad b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad al-Suhrawardī (654–741/1256–1340), was a renowned Persian calligrapher and musician. He was born in Baghdad and versed in the adab style of Arabic literature (q.v.), Shāfiʿī law and rational sciences (al-ʿulūm al-ʿaqliyya). He was skilled in recitation of the Qurʾān as well as the Maqāmāt al-Ḥarīrī. Al-Suhrawardī studied ḥadīth with such authorities as ʿImād al-Dīn Abū al-Barakāt b. Ṭabbāl (d. 708/1308) and Rashīd al-Dīn Abū ʿ…

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Semsar, Mohammad Hassan and Zand, Roxane, “Aḥmad al-Suhrawardī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0227>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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