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Bāyazīd Basṭāmī
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Bāyazīd Basṭāmī, Abū Yazīd Ṭayfūr b. ʿĪsā b. Surūshān (d. 234/848 or 261/875), a major figure in the early history of Sufism. He was born into a Persian family that had recently embraced Islam, in the Mūbadān quarter of Basṭām (called Bisṭām in Arabic sources, whence the variant nisba Bisṭāmī), a small to…

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Fatemeh Lajevardi and Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, “Bāyazīd Basṭāmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000105>
First published online: 2015

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