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al-Bakrī, Abū l-Ḥasan
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Abū l-Ḥasan Muḥammad b. Jalāl al-Dīn al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī al-Shāfiʿī (898–952/1492–1545) was a leading religious scholar in tenth/sixteenth-century Cairo. He was the son of Jalāl al-Dīn al-Bakrī, a religious scholar who had a career in the administration of the Mamlūk state before turning to Ṣūfism under the influence of ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Dashṭūṭī (d. 924/1518), a holy fool who enjoyed the respect of the Mamlūk and Ottoman ruling elites. Jalāl al-Dīn administered the religious endowments established in …

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Sabra, Adam, “al-Bakrī, Abū l-Ḥasan”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30238>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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