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ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Khānī
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ʿAbd al-Majīd b. Muḥammad al-Khānī (1847–1901) was a scion of the leading local Naqshbandī family in nineteenth-century Damascus (the Naqshbandī Ṣūfī order was founded in Bukhara by Bahāʾ al-Dīn, d. 791/1389). ʿAbd al-Majīd was initiated into the path by his grandfather, Muḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh al-Khānī (1798–1862), the foremost Syrian disciple of the orthodox activist shaykh Khālid al-Kūrdī. Khālid (1776–1827) had brought the Naqshbandī-Mujaddidī path from India—where it was founded by Shaykh Aḥmad Sirhindī (c. 971–1034/1564–1624), known posthumously as the “Renovator (mujad…

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Weismann, Itzchak, “ʿAbd al-Majīd al-Khānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23512>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004203532, 2011, 2011-1

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