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Badakhshānī, Sayyid Suhrāb Walī
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Badakhshānī, Sayyid Suhrāb Walī (d. after 856/1452), the most eminent Nizārī Ismaili theologian and author from Badakhshān, in Central Asia, during the centuries immediately after the fall of Alamūt in 654/1256.

Not much is known with certainty about Badakhshānī’s life. He was born at the beginning of the 9th/15th century in the mountainous region of Badakhshān, probably into a non-Ismaili family. According to his own statement (Sī wa shish ṣaḥīfa, 68–69), Badakhshānī converted to Ismailism soon after the age of…

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Farhad Daftary, “Badakhshānī, Sayyid Suhrāb Walī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000020>
First published online: 2015

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