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Faḍl Allāh Ḥurūfī
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, the founder of the sect, or more properly, the religion of the Ḥurūfīyya [q.v.].

The information given about Faḍl Allāh in the histories closest to his period in no way conforms to the information about him given by those who belonged to his sect and were contemporary with him and those who were inspired by his teachings. While the sources are agreed that he lived in the 8th/14th century, the reports that his name was D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn, that he was put to death in 804/1401-2, and especially the statement of later sources like the Riyāḍ al-ʿārifīn of Riḍā Kulik̲h̲ān Hidāyat (d. 1288/1872) t…

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Gölpinarli, Abdülbâkî, “Faḍl Allāh Ḥurūfī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0205>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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