ʿAbd al-Raʾūf b. ʿAlī al-Ḏj̲āwī al-Fanṣūrī al-Siṅkilī
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, religious teacher, b. c. 1620 at Singkel, north of Fanṣūr (west coast of Sumatra), d. after 1693, and buried at the mouth of the Acheh river. He studied for nineteen years in Arabia, was initiated into the S̲h̲aṭṭāriyya ṭarīḳa by Aḥmad al-Ḳus̲h̲ās̲h̲ī and his successor Ibrāhīm al-Kūrānī, and returned about 1661 to Acheh, whence this ṭarīḳa was propagated by his pupils throughout Indonesia, especially in Java. Directions for "recitation" ( d̲h̲ikr ), as practised by this order, form, the most important subject of his writings, the majority of which are in Malay, b…

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Voorhoeve, P., “ʿAbd al-Raʾūf b. ʿAlī al-Ḏj̲āwī al-Fanṣūrī al-Siṅkilī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0124>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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