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Anqarawī
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Anqarawī, Rusūkh al-Dīn Ismāʿīl b. Aḥmad (d. 1041/1631), who wrote under the name Rusūkhī and was also known as Rusūkhī Dada, was a Sufi shaykh who wrote a commentary on Rūmī’s Mathnawī. There is little information about his life except that he or his family must have come from Ankara (hence his nisba), and that he first followed a branch of the Khalwatī ṭarīqa (Sufi path) called Bāyrāmiyya before joining the Mawlawiyya order and becoming the representative (khalīfa) of its shaykh (Sufi master) Bustan Çelebi. A while later he went to Istan…

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Mohammadi, Parvaneh and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Anqarawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0283>
First published online: 2015



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