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al-Bakrī, Muḥammad b. Abī l-Ḥasan
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Muḥammad b. Abī l-Ḥasan al-Bakrī al-Ṣiddīqī al-Shāfiʿī al-Ashʿarī Sibṭ Āl al-Ḥasan (b. 13 Dhū l-Ḥijja 930/12 October 1524, d. 14 Ṣafar 994/4 February 1586) was a leading religious scholar in Ottoman Cairo who was most famous for his mystical poetry. The son of the well-known Ṣūfī and jurist Abū l-Ḥasan al-Bakrī (d. 952/1545), he was a child prodigy who went on to have an even more illustrious career than his father. As his name indicates, his family traced its lineage back to Abū Bakr al-Ṣiddīq (d. …

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Sabra, Adam, “al-Bakrī, Muḥammad b. Abī l-Ḥasan”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27608>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386655, 2019, 2019-4

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