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Sayyid Aḥmad ʿAlavī
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Kamāl al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ʿAlavī ʿĀmilī

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Isfahan

Date of Death: Between 1644 and 1650

Place of Death: Isfahan


Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn ʿAlavī ʿĀmilī Iṣfahānī was one of the most prominent Twelver Shīʿī scholars in Safavid Persia in the first half of the 17th century. His family had migrated to Iran from Jabal ʿĀmil in Ottoman Syria. Among his teachers was th…

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Halft, Dennis, “Sayyid Aḥmad ʿAlavī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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