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Ashraf Jahāngīr
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Ashraf Jahāngīr, son of Ibrāhīm al-Simnānī, a mystic of Persian descent who lived in the Indian subcontinent. He was born sometime between 709/1309 and 712/1312 in Simnān (Waḥīd Ashraf, 28). His father Ibrāhīm was governor of the city and his mother Khadīja Begum was a daughter of Khwājah Aḥmad Yasawī (q.v., al-Yamanī, 1/387, 2/90). By the age of seven he had memorised the Qurʾān, including the ‘seven readings’ (al-qirāʾāt al-sabʿ), and until the age of fourteen was engaged in learning the standard sciences of the period. At the ag…

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Masoud Jalali-Moqaddam, Masoud and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “Ashraf Jahāngīr”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0304>
First published online: 2015

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