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ʿAlawī, Wajīh al-Dīn
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Wajīh al-Dīn ʿAlawī Gujarātī (910–98/1504–90) was a prominent Ṣūfī and a scholar of ḥadīth in the city of Aḥmadābād, in Gujarat. He infused ḥadīth studies with monistic mysticism, creating a style of Ṣūfism that flourished in the Shaṭṭāriyya communities of Gujarat, Mecca, and Indonesia (the Shaṭṭārī Ṣūfī order, whose adherents stress the self, personal deeds, personal attributes that make a person godlike, and personal union with God, was introduced into India by Shāh ʿAbdallāh, d. 890/1485).

Wajīh al-Dīn was born in Aḥmadābād to a family of scholars, jurists, and Ṣūfīs…

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Kugle, Scott, “ʿAlawī, Wajīh al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23669>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: 9789004183902, 2010, 2010-1

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