Abū Bakr b. Sālim
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Abū Bakr b. Sālim (d. 992/1584), also known as Ṣāḥib ʿĪnāt or Mawlā ʿĪnāt, was a well-known Ṣūfī and scholar of Ḥaḍramawt, in South Arabia (modern Yemen). He was born on 13 Jumādā II 919/16 August 1513 in Tarīm, in the eastern part of Wādī Ḥaḍramawt, to the al-Saqqāf family of sayyids (sāda), and his line of descent can be traced as follows: Abū Bakr b. Sālim b. ʿAbdallāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. ʿAbdallāh b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Saqqāf (d. 819/1416). He showed a remarkable talent as a scholar, particularly in the study of taṣawwuf (Ṣūfism), and received the khirqa (a patched cloak passed from mast…

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Arai, Kazuhiro, “Abū Bakr b. Sālim”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23643>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183902, 2010, 2010-1

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