Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Raws̲h̲anīya
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, Afg̲h̲ān sect founded by Bāyazīd b. ʿAbd Allāh, who took the title Pīr-i Rawg̲h̲an: called by their enemies Tārīkiān.

1. Life of the Founder. Bāyazīd was born at D̲j̲ullindur in the Pand̲j̲āb about 931 (1525), his father’s native place being Kaniguram, an Afg̲h̲ān town, whither his parents returned. When his mother Banin was divorced by ʿAbd Allāh, Bāyazīd became alienated from his father, who disapproved of his seeking the solution of religious difficulties from a poor relation, the ascetic Ismāʿīl; he started e…

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Margoliouth, D. S., “Raws̲h̲anīya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3692>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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