Hud̲j̲wīrī
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Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. ʿUt̲h̲mān b. ʿAlī al-G̲h̲aznawī al-D̲j̲ullābī al-Hud̲j̲wīrī , Iranian mystic, born at Hud̲j̲wīr, a suburb of G̲h̲azna (on the last page of the old Lahore edition of his Kas̲h̲f al-maḥd̲j̲ūb , he is named: Ḥaḍrat-i Dātā Gand̲j̲bak̲h̲s̲h̲ ʿAlī al-Ḥud̲j̲wīrī). What is known of his life comes mainly from his own references to it in his Kas̲h̲f al-maḥd̲j̲ūb. On his teachers in mysticism and his numerous journeys, see the introductions to the Kas̲h̲f by Nicholson, pp. xvii-xviii, and by Žukovskiy, 4 ff. He appears to have lived for a time in ʿIrāḳ, wher…

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Hosain, Hidayet and Massé, H., “Hud̲j̲wīrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2931>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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