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Musāfir, Bābā
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Bābā Shāh Muḥammad Musāfir (“the traveller,” d. 1126/1714) was a Naqshbandī Ṣūfī and founder of the Panchakkī (watermill) hospice in Awrangābād, India (the Naqshbandiyya, whose eponymous founder, Bahāʾ al-Dīn Naqshband, died in 791/1389, is now widespread). He was born in Ghijduvān, near Bukhara in present-day Uzbekistan. His father was a pīr (spiritual master, Pers., lit., old) of the Kubrawiyya order (whose eponymous founder was Najm al-Dīn Kubrā of Khvārazm, d. 618/1221), and his mother was of sayyid descent (sayyids are those who claim descent from the Prophet). Orpha…

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Weismann, Itzchak, “Musāfir, Bābā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40969>
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