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Burhān al-Dīn Jānam
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Mīrānjī was considered to be the reviver of the Chishtiyya order in the Deccan, while his son, Burhān al-Dīn, and the latter’s disciple, Shaykh Maḥmud Khush Dahan (d. 1617), were known as the leading propounders of its form of mysticism. At the age of fifteen, Burhān al-Dīn became a murīd of his father, Mīrānjī, and shortly after that he went on a journey that lasted three years; during this time he was exposed to Hindu mystics and philosophers, judging from the considerable amount of Sanskrit vocabulary and Hin…

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Marjan Afsharian, Najam Abbas and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Burhān al-Dīn Jānam”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000038>
First published online: 2021

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