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Abū Naṣr Pārsā
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Abū Naṣr Pārsā, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Ḥāfiẓī al-Bukhārī (d. 865/1461) was a Sufi of the Naqshbandiyya order and came from Balkh. He was known variously as Burhān al-Dīn, Ḥāfiẓ al-Dīn and Naṣīr al-Dīn (Jāmī, 547; Kāshifī, Rashaḥāt, 1/112).

Abū Naṣr's father, Khwājah Muḥammad Pārsā al-Bukhārāʾī (d. 822/1419), came from a scholarly family of Bukhara. He was one of the principal companions of, and the second in succession (khalīfa-yi duwwum) to, Khwājah Bahāʾ al-Dīn Naqshband (d. 791/1389), titular founder of the Naqshbandiyya Sufi order (Jāmī, 397). Khwājah Muḥammad's legacy incl…

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Naushahi, Arif, M.I. Waley and Translated by Saleh Nejad, “Abū Naṣr Pārsā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 01 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0183>
First published online: 2015

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