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Abū al-Maʿālī Lāhūrī
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Abū al-Maʿālī Lāhūrī, Khayr al-Dīn b. Raḥmat Allāh (960–1024/1553–1615), was a gnostic (ʿārif) of the Qādiriyya Sufi order and author of Persian works, from the Indian subcontinent. His ancestors, who were Kirmānī sayyids, went to the Punjab in the early 10th/16th century and settled there (Ghulām Sarwar, 1/149; Ẓuhūr al-Dīn, 24–25). Abū al-Maʿālī was born in Shergarh (Punjab) (Ẓuhūr al-Dīn, 24). His paternal uncle was Shaykh Dāwūd Kirmānī, a prominent ʿārif of the Qādiriyya (Badāʾūnī, 3/28 et passim). Abū al-Maʿālī was the son-in-l…

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Naushahi, Arif and Translated by Hassan Lahouti, “Abū al-Maʿālī Lāhūrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0100>
First published online: 2015

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