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Abu ’l-Ḳāsim b. Muḥammad b. al-Ḏj̲unayd al-K̲h̲azzāz al-Ḳawārīrī al-Nihā-wandī , the celebrated Ṣūfī, nephew and disciple of Sari al-Ṣaḳaṭī, a native of Bag̲h̲dād, studied law under Abu T̲h̲awr, and associated with Hārit̲h̲ al-Muḥāsibī [q.v.], with whom indeed he is said to have discussed during walks all kinds of questions relating to mysticism, Muḥāsibī giving his replies extempore and later writing them up in the form of books (Abū Nuʿaym, Ḥilyat al-awliyāʾ , Leyden MS, fol. 284a). He died in 298/910. With Muḥāsibī he is to be accounted the greatest orthodox ex…

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Arberry, A.J., “al-D̲j̲unayd”, 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 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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