al-Bakrī, Muṣṭafā Kamāl al-Dīn
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Muṣṭafā Kamāl al-Dīn al-Bakrī (1099–1162/1688–1749) was an influential Khalwatiyya shaykh, scholar, poet, and innovative writer of ego documents, that is, documents that tell much about himself (the Khalwatiyya was founded during the eighth/fourteenth century in northwestern Persia, and prominent initiates of the order went on to establish separate branches, especially in Turkey and eastern European lands under Ottoman rule, and across North Africa). Born in Damascus into a family of scholars, he became, in 1120/1708, khalīfa (lit., deputy) of ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Ḥalabī (…

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Elger, Ralf, “al-Bakrī, Muṣṭafā Kamāl al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: 9789004269613, 2014, 2014-2

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