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Ibn K̲h̲afīf
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad al-S̲h̲īrāzī , also called al-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-Kabīr or al-S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ al-S̲h̲īrāzī. famous mystic of S̲h̲īrāz. Died 371/982 in his native town, it is said at a very great age (Yāḳūṭ, s.v. S̲h̲īrāz). His works (26 titles preserved in the S̲h̲add al-Izār , 42-3) are lost, with the exception of some sentences transmitted mainly by al-Sulamī, Abū Nuʿaym and al-Kus̲h̲ayrī, from a biography written by his disciple, the Ḥallād̲j̲ī “philosopher” Abu ’l-Ḥasan al-Daylamī and later re-written and translated into Persian by Ibn D̲j̲unayd, the author of the S̲h̲add al-Izār

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Vadet, J.-C., “Ibn K̲h̲afīf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3244>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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