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Abū ʿAlī al-Fārmadī
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Abū ʿAlī al-Fārmadī, al-Faḍl b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī (407–477/1016–1084) was a prominent Sufi and preacher from Ṭūs. He was called al-Fārmadī on account of his place of birth, Fārmad, a village in the vicinity of Ṭūs (al-Samʿānī, 10/124; Yāqūt, 3/839).

Abū ʿAlī began his education as a child in Ṭūs (al-Ṣarīfīnī, 628) and travelled to Nīsābūr as a young man where he continued his education in the madrasa of al-Sarrājīn. It was at precisely this time that Abū Saʿīd b. Abī al-Khayr (d. 440/1049), arrived at Nīsābūr. Abū ʿAlī made his acquaintance and benefited both fr…

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Gozashteh, Naser and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū ʿAlī al-Fārmadī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0096>
First published online: 2015

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