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Abū Yaʿqūb al-Hamadānī
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Abū Yaʿqūb al-Hamadānī, Yūsuf b. Ayyūb b. al-Ḥusayn al-Būzanjirdī (440 or 441–22nd Rabīʿ I 535/1048 or 1049–5th November 1141), was a prominent shaykh of a Sufi path (ṭarīqa) which later became known as the Khwājagān or Naqshbandiyya Sufi order. He was born in Būzanjird, a village in the vicinity of Hamadān, a major city of west-central Persia (al-Samʿānī, 2/356; Ibn al-Jawzī, al-Muntaẓam, 10/94; al-Dhahabī, Siyar, 20/66).

The fame of the Niẓāmiyya School in Baghdad brought Abū Yaʿqūb to this city at the age of twenty (after 460/1068, Ibn al-Jawzī, al…

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Gozashteh, Naser and Translated by Maryam Baiza, “Abū Yaʿqūb al-Hamadānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0161>
First published online: 2015



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