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ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār Bukhārī
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ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār Bukhārī (d. 802/1399), Muḥammad b. Muḥammad, the first khalīfa of Bahāʾ al-Dīn Naqshband, eponym of the Naqshbandiyya order.

He was apparently born in Bukhārā, the son of an immigrant from Khwārazm. After his father’s death, ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn renounced his inheritance and took up residence in a madrasa in Bukhārā, studying various sciences there and observing a strict ascetic lifestyle (Kāshifī, 139–140; Ghulām Sarwar, 1/551–552).

It is related that Khwājah Bahāʾ al-Dīn Naqshband received inspiration directing him to give his daughter in marriage to …

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Falahati, Maryam and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn ʿAṭṭār Bukhārī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0246>
First published online: 2015

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