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Abū al-Fatḥ Gīlānī
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Abū al-Fatḥ Gīlānī, Masīḥ al-Dīn, sonof ʿAbd al-Razzāq (954–27 Ramaḍān 997/1547–30 July 1589) was a Persian physician and man of letters who, soon after travelling to India, entered the court of Akbar, the Mughal emperor, and rose through the ranks to reach the position of minister and secretary for several of the provinces of India. Our knowledge of his life before h…

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Younes Karamati and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū al-Fatḥ Gīlānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0062>
First published online: 2015

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