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, a Ṣūfī order or ṭarīḳa , in Turkish Mewlewiyye, modern Mevlevî, which takes its name from the Mawlānā (“Our Master”), the sobriquet of D̲j̲alal al-Dīn Rūmī [q.v.]. Although not called by this name, it appears that such a ṭarīḳa was formed already in the Mawlānā’s time, and this view is reinforced by the existence of a group of disciples around the Mawlānā, by his concern for their education and by his appointment of deputies to carry out this task during his absences. However, like many ṭuruḳ (e.g. the K̲h̲alwatiyya [q.v.]), this ṭarīḳa acquired its name at a later stage. There is no…

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Yazıcı, T., Margoliouth, D.S. and Jong, F. de, “Mawlawiyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0715>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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