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ʿAlī Muttaqī
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ʿAlī b. Ḥusām al-Dīn b. ʿAbd al-Mālik b. Qāḍī Khān, known as “Muttaqī” (885–975/1480–1568) was a leading ḥadīth scholar, reform-oriented Ṣūfī, and political advisor in the sultanate of Gujarat. He wrote approximately sixty books about ḥadīth, Ṣūfism, and morality.

1. Life

Born in Burhānpūr in 885/1480, ʿAlī Muttaqī was initiated into the Chishtiyya brotherhood (ṭarīqa, lit. “way”) under Bahāʾ al-Dīn Shāh Bājan (d. 911/1506). He served in the court at Māndʾū in his teens, but so…

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Kugle, Scott, “ʿAlī Muttaqī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22771>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178526, 2009, 2009-1



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