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Abdāl Beg
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Abdāl Beg (d. after 917/1511), was a member of the Dhū al-Qadar tribe, one of the ‘Seven Sufis’ and a companion of Sulṭān Ḥaydar and Sulṭān ʿAlī Ṣafawī. He gave considerable support to the Ṣafawids during the establishment of their state. In Ṣafawid sources, his name appears in many forms: Abdāl Beg, Abdāl ʿAlī Beg, Abdāl Beg Qūrchī Bāshī, Abdāl Beg Dadah, Dadah Beg Ṭālish, and Dadah Beg Qūrchī Bāshī. It is unclear, however, whether Abdāl Beg and Dadah Beg are al-ways meant to be the same person:…

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Seyyed Ali Al-i Davud and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abdāl Beg”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0071>
First published online: 2015

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