Abu ’l-Faḍl (Faẓl) ʿAllāmī
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(S̲h̲ayk̲h̲), author, liberal thinker, and informal secretary of the emperor Akbar, was the younger brother of the poet Fayḍī [q.v.], and the second son of S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Mubārak Nāgawrī (d. 1593), one of the most distinguished scholars of his age in India, and the author of a commentary on the Ḳurʾān, Manbaʿ-i Nafāʾis al-ʿUyūn . He was born on 6 Muḥarram 958/14 Jan. 1551 at Agra, where his father had settled, in 1543, as a teacher. Abuʾl-Faḍl was a pupil of his father, and owed his profound scholarship and liberality of outlook largely to the traini…

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Hasan, Nurul, “Abu ’l-Faḍl (Faẓl) ʿAllāmī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0180>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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