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Zain al-Dīn
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Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Ḵh̲awāfī, founder of an order called after him Zainīya, which traced itself to Ḏj̲unaid, was born in 757 (1356) at Ḵh̲awāf (between Bus̲h̲and̲j̲ and Zuzan) in Ḵh̲urāsān, and was buried in 838 (1435) at the village Mālīn (two parasangs from Herāt), whence his remains were transferred to Darwīs̲h̲ābād, and thence to the ʿĪdgāh of Herāt, where a mosque was built over them. He obtained authorization (id̲j̲āza) in Egypt from Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Miṣrī (Nafaḥāt al-Uns, N°. 505), and returned to Central Asia, but visited Egypt again, whenc…

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Margoliouth, D. S., “Zain al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_6057>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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