al-Suhrawardī
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, Abu ’l-Nad̲j̲īb ʿAbd al-Ḳāhir b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Bakrī, Ḍiyāʾ al-Dīn, a Sunnī mystic who flourished in the 6th/12th century.

Born about 490/1097 in Suhraward [q.v.], west of Sulṭāniyya, in the D̲j̲ibāl region, Abu ’l-Nad̲j̲īb, genealogically linked with Abū Bakr, died in 563/1168 at Bag̲h̲dād. Abu ’l-Nad̲j̲īb moved to Bag̲h̲dād as a young man, probably in 507/1113, where he studied ḥadīt̲h̲ , S̲h̲āfiʿī law, Arabic grammar and belles-lettres. A paternal uncle of Abu ’l-Nad̲j̲īb, ʿUmar b. Muḥammad (d. 532/1137-8), head of a Ṣūfī convent in Bag̲h̲dād, invested him with the Ṣūfī k̲h̲irḳa

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Sobieroj, F., “al-Suhrawardī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7138>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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