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Ḥaydar, Quṭb al-Dīn
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Ḥaydar, Quṭb al-Dīn, the name of two Qalandarī Sufi shaykhs: Quṭb al-Dīn Ḥaydar Zāwahī (d. early 7th/13th century) and Quṭb al-Dīn Ḥaydar Tūnī (d. 830/1427), whose followers became known as ‘Ḥaydarīs’. Although they lived centuries apart, the details of their respective lives are often confused in the sources (see Shūshtarī, 2/51; Furṣat, 73; Nafīsī, ‘mīm dāl’-‘mīm hāʾ’; cf. Karamustafa, God’s Unruly Friends, 58 and n. 31).

Quṭb Al-Dīn Ḥaydar Zāwahī

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Mohammad Reza Adli and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥaydar, Quṭb al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_067306>
First published online: 2022
First print edition: 20230913



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