ʿAdī b. Musāfir, Shaykh
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Shaykh ʿAdī b. Musāfir al-Hakkārī (d. c.557/1162) was an Arab ascetic of Umayyad descent who settled in the Kurdish mountains of Iraq around 505/1111, founded the ʿAdawiyya ṭarīqa (Ṣūfī order, lit. “way”), and became the central, highly venerated figure of the Kurdish Yazīdiyya.

The Yazīdīs are a religious sect found in parts of Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Armenia, the Caucasus, and Iran. Their religion is a combination of Zoroastrian, Manichaean, Jewish, Nestorian Christian, and Islamic elements. They claim to be descended from supporters of t…

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Talmon-Heller, Daniella, “ʿAdī b. Musāfir, Shaykh”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23655>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004203532, 2011, 2011-1

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