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al-Qūnawī, Ṣadr al-Dīn
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Ṣadr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Isḥāq b. Yūsuf al-Qūnawī (d. 673/1274) was the stepson and foremost disciple of the celebrated mystic of Andalusian origin Muḥyī l-Dīn Ibn ʿArabī (d. 638/1240). He was also a critical thinker and talented metaphysician in his own right, who had a major impact on Ṣūfī thought.

He was born in about 605/1208–9 in Malatya in the Seljuk (Saljūq) sultanate of Rūm (eastern Anatolia, 473–707/1081–1307), where his father, Majd al-Dīn Isḥāq (d. c.615/1218), …

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Todd, Richard, “al-Qūnawī, Ṣadr al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_46456>
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