Sarī al-Saḳaṭī
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, Abu ’l-Ḥasan b. al-Mug̲h̲allis, important Ṣūfī of the second generation of Ṣūfīs in Bag̲h̲dād, 155-253/772-867.

Biography

Born as the son of a pedlar ( saḳaṭī ) who had settled at an early date in the Kark̲h̲ [q.v.] quarter of Bag̲h̲dād, Sarī rose to be a distinguished wholesale trader, known for his honesty ( Taʾrīk̲h̲ Bag̲h̲dād (= TB) ix, 189). Like other merchants, he devoted himself to ḥadīt̲h̲ studies which, as the names of his teachers indicate, must have brought him from Bag̲h̲dād via Kūfa to Mecca ( Ḥilya , x, 127).

At the age of ca. 35-40 he encountered the saint Maʿrūf al-Kark…

Cite this page
Reinert, B., “Sarī al-Saḳaṭī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1006>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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