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al-Baghdādī, Majd al-Dīn
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Abū Saʿīd Sharaf b. al-Muʾayyad b. Abī l-Fatḥ al-Baghdādī (565–616/1170–1219), known as Majd al-Dīn al-Baghdādī, was a Ṣūfī shaykh (master). He was an important figure in the Kubrawī school of Ṣūfism (originated in the sixth/twelfth century with Najm al-Dīn Kubrā, d. 618/1221), which produced many influential Ṣūfīs in Iran and Central Asia and functioned as an order until the eleventh/seventeenth century. Al-Baghdādī issued ijāzas (licences) to transmit and teach Ṣūfism to some of the most prominent Kubrawīs. His students included the well known Ṣūfī author…

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Abuali, Eyad, “al-Baghdādī, Majd al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25114>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386662, 2019, 2019-5

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