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Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī Ṣafī
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Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī Ṣafī, also Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī b. Ḥusayn Wāʿiẓ Kāshifī (867–939/1463–1533), a 10th/16th century Sufi, belletrist and preacher (wāʿiẓ) who belonged to the Naqshbandī Sufi order.

According to his own account in Rashaḥāt ʿayn al-ḥayāt, Fakhr al-Dīn Ṣafī was born on the eve of Friday 21 Jumādā I 867/11 February 1463, in Sabzawār in western Khurāsān. He grew up in Herat and began his education there (Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī Ṣafī, Rashaḥāt, 1/203, 2/489; see also Ṣafā, ‘Persian Literature’, 928), studying th…

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Jamshid Jalali Sheyjani and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Fakhr al-Dīn ʿAlī Ṣafī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036091>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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