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Aflākī, Shams al-Dīn Aḥmad al-ʿĀrifī (d. 761/1360), the author of Manāqib al-ʿārifīn, the well-known Persian hagiographical source on Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, including his father, spiritual masters and his family, and the early saints of the Mawlawiyya Sufi order. Because of his strong attachment to Jalāl al-Dīn ʿĀrif (Ulu Arif Çelebi), Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī’s grandson, Aflākī became known as al-ʿĀrifī (Aflākī, 1/4, 388; Thāqib Dadah, 3/6–7). His fath…

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Mohammadi, Parvaneh, Isa Waley, Muhammad Isa and Translated by Jawad Qasemi, “Aflākī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0187>
First published online: 2015

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