Ziyāniyya
(501 words)

, a Mag̲h̲ribī branch of the Ṣūfī order of the S̲h̲ād̲h̲iliyya [q.v.].

The eponymous founder was Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Ibn Abī Ziyān (d. 1145/1733), a descendant of the Prophet ( s̲h̲arīf ) originally from the Moroccan southwest (Wadi Draʿa, near Figuig). At an early age he went to Sid̲j̲ilmāsa and was initiated into Ṣūfism by a muḳaddam of the Nāṣiriyya [q.v.], Sīdī Muḥammad b. ʿAzza. On the latter’s death, he left for Fās in order to complete his education in the Islamic sciences, notably under Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Ḳādir al-Fāsī (d. 1116/1704). Acco…

Cite this page
Geoffroy, E., “Ziyāniyya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8181>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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