al-Yāfiʿī
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, ʿAbd Allāh b. Asʿad b. ʿAlī b. ʿUt̲h̲mān b. Falāḥ al-S̲h̲āfiʿī ʿAfīf al-Dīn Abu ’l-Saʿāda Abu ’l-Barakāt, a Ṣūfī and author, was born one or two years before 700 (1300 —1301) in the Yaman though the place of his birth does not appear to be known. He studied first under the tuition of Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Dihānī al-Baṣṣāl and Aḥmad b. ʿAlī al-Ḥarāzī, Ḳāḍī of ʿAdan. These studies comprised probably only the Ḳurʾān and theology, but his ascetic inclinations must have been developed early and have guided his whole…

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Krenkow, F., “al-Yāfiʿī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5991>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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