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Badakhshī, Shāh Muḥammad
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Badakhshī, Shāh Muḥammad (d. 1072/1662), son of Qāḍī Ākhūnd Mullā ʿAbdī (ʿAbd-i Muḥammad or ʿAbd-i Aḥmad), known as Mullā Shāh, titled Ākhūnd and Lisān Allāh (‘the tongue of God’), who used Shāh as his pen-name (makhlaṣ), was a poet, scholar and mystic of the Qādirī Sufi order. Originally from Badakhshān, he was born in the last decade of 10th/16th century in the village of Arkasā, a dependency of Badakhshān. Various dates are given in the sources for his birth, ranging from 990/1582 to 998/1590 (K…

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Javad Shams, Mohammad and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Badakhshī, Shāh Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000021>
First published online: 2015

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