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Badr al- Dīn Tabrīzī
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Badr al-Dīn Tabrīzī was the architect of the original tomb built for Mawlānā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 672/1273, in Konya), the great Persian mystic and poet. The only mention of him is in the Manāqib al-ʿārifīn (“The virtues of the gnostics”), the well-known collection of hagiographies by Aflākī (d. 761/1360), where he is described as an architect (miʿmār) and a “wonder of the age and unique in the world for his knowledge of alchemy and forms of learned wisdom” (Aflākī, 1:193; trans. J. O’Kane, 134). As “a man endowed with many arts,” Shaykh Badr al-Dīn Tabrīzī was so skilled in astrology, …

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Yalman, Suzan, “Badr al-Dīn Tabrīzī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_25104>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305779, 2016, 2016-4



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