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Abū Madyan
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Abū Madyan, Shuʿayb b. al-Ḥusayn al-Anṣārī (d. 594/1198), known simply as Abū Madyan, was a famous Sufi from al-Andalus who lived in the 6th/12th century. There is no accurate information regarding the date of his birth, but since some sources state that he was an old man when he died, he was presumably born during the first or second decade of the 6th/12th century. There are also varying opinions regarding the place of his birth: it h…

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Mayel Heravi, Najib and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Madyan”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0101>
First published online: 2015

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