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...al-Jilani, ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Harawi, ‘Abdullah Ansari Born in Naif in the Persian province of Gilan, south of the Caspian Sea, in 470/1077, ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani was the eponymous founder of one of the earliest Sufi tariqat (from tariqa...
...The famous Ottoman biographer and scholar Abu’l-Khayr Isam al-Din Ahmad b. Mustafa b. Khalil, known commonly as Taşköprüzade, was born in Bursa, Turkey. He belongs to the famous Taşköprü family of teachers and historians hailing from...
...Abu’l Najib ‘Abd al-Qahir ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Bakri al-Suhrawardi was born in Suhraward, and moved early on to Baghdad to continue his education.247khirka from his uncle ‘Umar ibn Muhammad (d. 532/1137–8), who was himself an important figure...
...Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn ‘Umar ibn al-Husayn, more often known as Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, was born at Rayy in Iran. His early education was carried out by his father who was an educated man and brought up his son within the Shafi‘i...
...Yanyalı Esat b. Ali b. Osman Efendi was born in the Epirus region of northwestern Greece. He received his early education in Yanya and Istanbul. He learned Arabic, Persian, French, Greek, and Latin. He was appointed a professor at the Eyüp...
...Abu Ya‘qub Ishaq ibn Ahmad Sijistani was by some accounts the leading philosopher Nasir i-Khusraw ibn Sina al-Farabi of the early period of Isma‘ili intellectual thought in Persia.241Jami‘ al-tawarikh. He has been referred to by a variety...
...Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab ibn Sulayman ibn ‘Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rashid al Tamimi was born in 1115/1703 in ‘Ayina to the north of Riyadh, in what is today Saudi Arabia, during the reign of ‘Abdulla ibn Muhammad ibn Hamd ibn...
...The author of the renowned work al-Insan al-kamil (The Universal Man), ‘Abd al-Karim b. Ibrahim al-Jili, was born in Jil, Baghdad, and became a well-known name in much of the Islamic world from Turkey to Indonesia. Little is known of his...
...Mulla ‘Abd Allah Zunuzi Tabrizi Mulla ‘Abd Allah Zunuzi Tabrizi was a famous exponent of the school of Mulla Sadra in nineteenth-century Qajar Iran. He was a student of Mulla ‘Ali Nuri, another famous philosopher of the period. According...
...al-Nabulusi, ‘Abd al-Ghani ibn al-‘Arabi, Muhyiddin ibn ‘Abidin, Ahmad ‘Abd al-Ghani b. Isma‘il al-Nabulusi was born in Damascus in 1641 into a family of Islamic scholars. His father, Isma‘il ‘Abd al-Ghani, was a jurist in the Hanafi...