Aḥmad Kāsānī
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Aḥmad Kāsānī, son of Jalāl al-Dīn (866–949/1461–1542), was one of the great spiritual masters of the Khwājagān-Naqshbandiyya order in Transoxiana in the 9th–10th/15th–16th century. His laqabs were Khwājagī Aḥmad and Makhdūm Aʿẓam, and he was also known as Dahbīdī because of the place where he was buried (Samarqandī, 179; Chishtī, 1/319, 322; Rashād, 76).

Born in 866/1461, he came from Kāsān, a town situated to the north of the Jaxartes (Syr Daryā) in the Farghāna valley (Yāqūt, 4/227; Rashād, 73). Kāsānī is said to have traced his ancestry through …

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Jalali-Moqaddam, Masoud and Qasemi, Jawad, “Aḥmad Kāsānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0211>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912

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