Dārā Shukūh
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Dārā Shukūh, Muḥammad (1024–1069/1615–1658), Mughal Tīmūrid prince, prominent Sufi of the Qādiriyya order, and scholar of comparative religion. The name Dārā Shukūh is a Persian compound adjective and means ‘possessing the grandeur of a Darius’. Dārā translated several classic Hindu texts from Sanskrit into Persian; he also wrote a number of treatises, in some of which he introduced and explained the principal doctrines…

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Alireza Ebrahim and Shahram Khodaverdian, “Dārā Shukūh”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037182>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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