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ʿAbd al-Ḥusayn Mūnis ʿAlī Shāh

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Author(s): van den Bos, Matthijs E. W.
Ḥājj Mīrzā ʿAbd al-Ḥusayn Dhū l-Riyāsatayn Mūnis ʿAlī Shāh, born 13 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1290/11 May 1873 (Ādamiyyat, Dānishmandān, 575) in Shiraz (Humāyūnī, 233), was a spiritual master in the Dhū l-Riyāsatayn order (a group of people who congregate together, mostly under a contemporary spiritual leader) of the Niʿmatallāhiyya Ṣūfī path (a line of succession and a spiritual tendency). The latter, historically influential in Central Asia and India but today mostly in Iran, with significant groups in western Europe, go…
Date: 2021-07-19

Dakanī, Riḍā ʿAlī Shāh

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Author(s): van den Bos, Matthijs E. W.
Riḍā ʿAlī Shāh Dakanī (b. c.1142–3/1730, d. 1214/1799–1800) was the last of the Deccan-based aqṭāb (lit., poles, that is, heads of the order; Ar. pl. of quṭb) in the Niʿmatallāhī Ṣūfī order, as recognised in the salāsil (“chains” of spiritual authority, Ar. pl. of silsila) of its current branches (Gramlich, 1:27–57). The leadership of the Niʿmatallāhī order had been transferred from Persia to the Deccan in the first half of the ninth/fifteenth century (Algar, Niʿmat-Allāhiyya, 46), and would return there thanks to Riḍā ʿAlī Shāh (the Niʿmatallāhiyya, historically infl…
Date: 2021-07-19

Gunābādiyya

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Author(s): van den Bos, Matthijs E. W.
The Gunābādiyya is the largest of the three main Niʿmatallāhiyya orders and the predominant Shīʿī Ṣūfī silsila (“chain” of spiritual authority) in Iran (Modarrisī Chahārdahī, 188ff.). (The Niʿmatallāhiyya, historically influential in Central Asia and India but today mostly in Iran, with significant groups in western Europe, goes back to Shāh Niʿmatallāh Valī, d. 843/1431, a Syrian-born Iranian mystic and author who settled in Kirmān, in southeastern Iran.) Under the Niʿmatallāhī master Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn Raḥmat ʿA…
Date: 2021-07-19

Dakanī, Maʿṣūm ʿAlī Shāh

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Author(s): van den Bos, Matthijs E. W.
Sayyid Mīr ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd Maʿṣūm ʿAlī Shāh Dakanī (b. c. 1147/1734–5, d. end twelfth/eighteenth century) was an Indian-born spiritual master of the Niʿmatallāhī Ṣūfī order who revived Niʿmatallāhī Ṣūfism in Persia in the second half of the twelfth/eighteenth century (the Niʿmatallāhiyya, historically influential in Central Asia and India but today mostly in Iran, with significant groups in the West, goes back to Shāh Niʿmatallāh Valī, d. 843/1431, a Syrian-born Iranian mystic and author who settled in K…
Date: 2021-07-19

Dhahabiyya

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Author(s): van den Bos, Matthijs E. W.
The Dhahabiyya is one of the three main Shīʿī Ṣūfī orders in Iran (the others are the Khāksār and three autonomous branches in the Niʿmatallāhiyya line). Its name referred initially to several distinct groups (Zarrīnkūb, 183) and is usually, but problematically, connected with the word dhahab (gold) (see Algar, who indicates, for instance, that reference to the order as silsilat al-dhahab, in reflection of the first eight Shīʿī Imāms in their spiritual genealogy, does not distinguish the Dhahabiyya from other orders, including Sunnī Ṣūfī orders). Its silsila (“chain” of spiritual…
Date: 2021-07-19