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Balyānī, Amīn al-Dīn
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Balyānī, Amīn al-Dīn Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Masʿūd (d. 11 Dhū al-Qaʿda 745/16 March 1345), was a scholar and Sufi who lived in the era of the Īnjū dynasty of Fārs. The earliest and most important source covering his biography is Miftāḥ al-hidāya wa miṣbāḥ al-ʿināya by his disciple Maḥmūd b. ʿUthmān. Amīn al-Dīn’s familial lineage stretches back through ten generations to the well-known Sufi Shaykh, Abū ʿAlī al-Daqqāq (q.v., d. ca. 405/1015) (Maḥmūd b. ʿUthmān, Miftāḥ al-hidāya, 6; see also Ibn Ḥajar, 6/7), but his spiritual lineage, through h…

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Javad Shams, Mohammad and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Balyānī, Amīn al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000059>
First published online: 2015

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