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Abū Ḥafṣ al-Ḥaddād
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Abū Ḥafṣ al-Ḥaddād, ʿAmr b. Salama al-Nīsābūrī (d. ca. 260), was a renowned Sufi master of Khurāsān. His name has also been recorded as ʿUmar and his father's name as Sālim or Muslim (al-Sulamī, Ṭabaqāt, 105; al-Khaṭīb, 2/220; Anṣārī, 95; al-Samʿānī, 4/78). He was born in the small village of Kūrdābād, close to the gate of Nīsābūr that faced towards Bukhārā (al-Sulamī, Ṭabaqāt, 105; Anṣārī, 96). Regarding his being named al-Ḥaddād (the blacksmith), and how his spiritual state was transformed, tradition relates that he was a blacksmith, and one day, either …

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La-Shay?, Hussein and Translated by Simin Rahimi, “Abū Ḥafṣ al-Ḥaddād”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0139>
First published online: 2015

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