Dhū al-Nūn al-Miṣrī
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Dhū al-Nūn al-Miṣrī, Abū al-Fayḍ Thawbān b. Ibrāhīm al-Akhmīmī al-Nūbī, known as Dhū al-Nūn al-Miṣrī (ca. 155–ca. 245/ca. 772–ca. 860), was a sage, preacher and well-known Sufi, revered for his scrupulous piety (warāʿ ), eloquence and spiritual wisdom, and credited by some modern scholars as being the founder of theosophical Sufism. He was also known as Fayḍ or Fayyāḍ b. Ibrāhīm as well as by the kunya Abū al-Fayḍ. He was born in Nubia or Akhmīm (Hellenistic Panopolis) in Upper…

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Alireza Ebrahim, “Dhū al-Nūn al-Miṣrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036113>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180110

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