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Gadāʾī Kambō
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, S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ , Ṣūfī saint of Muslim India.

He was the eldest son of S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Ḏj̲amālī Kambō (d. 941/1535), an important Suhrawardī Ṣūfī saint, who enjoyed the status of poet-laureate at Sikandar Lōdī’s court and later served the Mug̲h̲al emperors, Bābur and Humāyūn as their courtier. Having completed the customary education, S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Gadāʾī perfected himself in the exoteric as well as esoteric sciences of the Ṣūfī. His father then made him his k̲h̲alīfa or spiritual successor, with permission to enrol murīds or disciples in the Suhrawardī order. On S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Ḏj̲amālī’s…

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Siddiqui, I. H., “Gadāʾī Kambō”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8554>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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