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Sulṭān Sehāk
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, a historical figure of the highest importance to the sect known as Ahl-i Ḥaḳḳ [q.v.], who lived in the 15th century (textual variants: Seḥāk, Sihāk, Sohāk, Ṣoḥāk) a name of Biblical origin (Isaac) but incorporated into the Islamic tradition and attested in the Ḳurʾān in the form Isḥāḳ.

The uncertainties which remain concerning the dates of Sulṭān Sehāk have recently been to a great extent clarified and resolved, following the discovery of original sources and the publication of studies assiduously conducted over the past forty years (see Bibl .) The mystical and biological genea…

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Mokri, M., “Sulṭān Sehāk”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1116>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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