ʿAbd al-Karīm
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b. Ibrāhīm al-Ḏj̲īlī, celebrated Mussulman mystic from Ḏj̲īl in the district of Bagdad, born about 767 (1365-1366); the date of his death is uncertain (811 = 1406— 820 = 1417). No exact data concerning his life have been handed down to us; in his works he mentions as his s̲h̲aik̲h̲ S̲h̲araf al-Dīn ʿIsmāʿīl b. Ibrāhīm al-Ḏj̲abartī, with whom he lived iD Zabīd; at the same time he gives the following dates: 796 (1393-1394), 799 (1396-1397), 805 (1402-1403). ʿAbd al-Karīm followed the mystic ideas of Muḥyi ’l-Dīn b. ʿArabī [see ibn al-ʿarabī], whose works he commented, but whom he now a…

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Goldziher, “ʿAbd al-Karīm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0107>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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