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Bābā Faraj Tabrīzī
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Bābā Faraj Tabrīzī (d. 568/1172 or 1173), was the son of Badal b. Faraj and a prominent Sufi shaykh of the 6th/12th century. He is also called Gajīlī since his khāniqāh (Sufi lodge) and tomb were located in the Gajīl district of Tabrīz. The little extant information on his life is primarily based upon the account in Rawḍāt al-jinān by Ibn Karbalāʾī, whose father was one of the caretakers of Bābā Faraj’s tomb and was known as Bābā Farajī.

It is reported that he was oblivious to the world, on account of his vision of God (Shabistarī, 224). Bābā Faraj’s state of divine raptur…

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Masoud Jalali-Moqaddam, Masoud and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Bābā Faraj Tabrīzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0000002>
First published online: 2015

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