ʿAbd al-Razzāq b. ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī
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ʿAbd al-Razzāq b. ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī (or Abū Bakr al-Jīlī; 528–603/1134–1207) was a Ḥanbalī jurist, traditionist, and Ṣūfī who was one of a number of noteworthy sons of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī (d. 561/1166), the great Ḥanbalī theologian, preacher, and Ṣūfī from Baghdad, who gave his name to the Qādiriyya order. Born in Baghdad on 18 Dhū l-Qaʿda 528/9 September 1134, ʿAbd al-Razzāq, like his brothers, received his initial training under his father, although at some point he set out on his own to attend the lectures of other prominent Ḥanbalī ʿulamāʾ. Distinguishing himself as a s…

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Ohlander, Erik S., “ʿAbd al-Razzāq b. ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23517>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183964, 2010, 2010-2



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