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Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (Sulṭān Walad)
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Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (Sulṭān Walad), whose full name was Muḥammad b. Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad (623–712/1226–1312), was the elder son and second successor of Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī or Balkhī. According to some sources his first name was Aḥmad; but since Aḥmad Aflākī (see 2/785) states that Jalāl al-Dīn named him after his own father, Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (q.v.), it seems more probable that his name was Muḥammad.

Sulṭān Walad was born at Lāranda (modern Karaman), a town some 100 km. south of Konya, which was then one of the seats of governmen…

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Rahimi Bahmany, Leila and Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, “Bahāʾ al-Dīn Walad (Sulṭān Walad)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000034>
First published online: 2015

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