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Abū Saʿīd b. Abī al-Khayr
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Abū Saʿīd b. Abī al-Khayr, Faḍl Allāh b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Mayhanī (1 Muḥarram 357–4 Shaʿbān 440/7 December 967–12 January 1049), was a famous mystic from Mayhana (also Mihna or Mīhna) in Khurāsān. Mayhana was a well-known village in Khurāsān, located between Sarakhs and Abīward (q.v.). Some historians have connected him to Abīward since Mayhana was one of its dependencies (Faṣīḥ, 2/167). His name is given by some writers as Faḍl (see al-Ṣarīfīnī, 623; al-Samʿānī, al-Ansāb, 12/537), but is also record…

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Mayel Heravi, Najib and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Saʿīd b. Abī al-Khayr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0131>
First published online: 2015

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