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Muḥammad Ḥusayn Bus̲h̲rūʾī
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, Mullā (1229-65/1814-49), the first convert to Bābism [q.v.], and a leading figure of the movement’s early period. Born in K̲h̲urāsān to a mercantile family, he pursued religious studies in Mas̲h̲had, Tehran, Iṣfahān and Karbalāʾ, where he studied under Sayyid Kāẓim Ras̲h̲tī [q.v.], head of the S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ī school [q.v.]. During a long residence, he acquired a private following, which gave grounds for believing he might become Ras̲h̲tī’s successor.

Following the latter’s death in 1844, Bus̲h̲rūʾī left for Kirmān to interview another prospective leader, Karīm K̲h…

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MacEoin, D., “Muḥammad Ḥusayn Bus̲h̲rūʾī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 13 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5398>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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