ʿAbd al-Ḳādir(2,067 words)

Margoliouth, D. S.

al-Ḏj̲īlī (Gīlānī) Muḥyi ’l-Dīn Abū Muḥammed b. Abī Ṣāliḥ Zengi Dōst, preacher and Ṣūfī, after whom the Ḳādirī order is named, born in 470 (1077-1078), died in 561 (1166). The numerous biographies of this personage teem with fictions, out of which some history may be gleaned. Thus his pedigree is traced on the father’s side to al-Ḥasan, grandson of the Prophet, in the direct line. But this is contradicted by the foreign name of his father, and the fact that the s̲h̲aik̲h̲ was called ʿAd̲j̲amī (foreigner) …

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Margoliouth, D. S.. "ʿAbd al-Ḳādir." Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936). Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 02 August 2014 <http://www.paulyonline.brill.nl/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-1/abd-al-kadir-SIM_0102>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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