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Maḥmūd B. ʿAbd al-Karīm b. Yaḥyā S̲h̲abistarī
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, (or S̲h̲abustarī , according to modern Azeri writers) S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ Saʿd al-Dīn, Persian mystic and writer.

He was born at S̲h̲abistar, a small town near the north-eastern shore of Lake Urmiya. The date of his birth is unknown, but would have to be fixed about 686/1287-8 if the report that he died at the age of 33 (mentioned in an inscription on a tombstone erected on his grave in the 19th century) is accepted. He is said to have led the life of a prominent religious scholar at Tabrīz. Travels to Egypt, Syria and the Ḥid̲j̲āz are mentioned in the introduction to the Saʿādat-nāma . He may also have…

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Bruijn, J.T.P. de, “Maḥmūd B. ʿAbd al-Karīm b. Yaḥyā S̲h̲abistarī”, 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 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4800>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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