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ʿAbdallāh Ṣūfī Shaṭṭārī
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ʿAbdallāh Ṣūfī Shaṭṭārī (d. 1010/1601) was a ḥadīth scholar and a Ṣūfī in the Shaṭṭāriyya order, which was introduced into India by Shāh ʿAbdallāh Shaṭṭār (d. 890/1485 in Mandu). ʿAbdallāh Ṣūfī Shaṭṭārī helped establish a vibrant connection between the centre of Shaṭṭārī Ṣūfī activity in Gujarat and the holy cities in Arabia, and he wrote seven works on mysticism.

1. Life

ʿAbdallāh Ṣūfī Shaṭṭārī was born in 904/1498 in Sandīla, a town in present–day Uttar Pradesh, and he joined a Ṣūfī order at age nine—apparently t…

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Kugle, Scott, “ʿAbdallāh Ṣūfī Shaṭṭārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23554>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183964, 2010, 2010-2



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