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Author: Lloyd Ridgeon

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI: 10.1163/221059512X617658 Journal of Sufiji Studies 1 (2012) 3–30 brill.nl/jss The Controversy of Shaykh Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī and Handsome, Moon-Faced Youths: A Case Study of Shāhid-Bāzī in Medieval Sufism Lloyd Ridgeon University of Glasgow UK Abstract

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
Author: Bruno De Nicola

. 9 One of the three works explored here with that purpose is the manāqib of shaykh Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 635/1237–8), a Sufi master originally from Kerman who lived in Anatolia under the Seljuq dynasty of Rūm in the early seventh/thirteenth century. 10 He became polemically famous in pre

In: Journal of Sufi Studies
Author: Ridgeon, Lloyd

Awḥād al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 635/1238) was one of the most controversial Persian Ṣūfīs of the sixth/twelfth and seventh/thirteenth centuries. The controversy centred on the practice of samāʿ and his penchant for gazing at beautiful young boys (shāhid bāzī), which, sympathisers argue, was a way of

In: Encyclopaedia of Islam Three Online
Author: Chittick, W. C.

fin du VIIe/XIIIe siècle nous apprend qu’après la mort de Mad̲j̲d al-dīn, Ibn al-ʿArabī épousa sa veuve et adopta son fils, Ṣadr al-dīn (B. Furūzānfar, Manāḳib-i Awḥad al-dīnKirmānī, Téhéran 1347/1968, 84); il n’est pas surprenant que Ḳūnawī lui-même n’ait jamais mentionné cela, du fait de son

eroticism of authors such as Rūzbihān-i Baqlī and Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī. Furthermore, given the interest of the Juvaynī brothers in patronizing the arts (and the socio-political necessity of doing so), we could ascribe the post-1250s positive shift in Saʿdi’s stances regarding the ethics of musical

In: Beholding Beauty

remarks repeatedly on the merits of lines he quotes, including verses by non-Mawlawī authors such as Ibn al-Fāriḍ and Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī. Regarding one of the poems from Rūmī’s own Dīwān-i kabīr (collected lyric verse), Sipahsālār remarks that ‘Every word contained in the lines of this ghazal is an

In: Mawlana Rumi Review
Author: Alexandre Papas

incomplete with­out a mention of the ‘nefarious’ practice called (in Persian) shāhidbāzī or nazarbāzī (gazing at beautiful faces). Reading the hagiography of Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 636/1238), or the poetry of Fakhr al-Dīn ʿIrāqī (d. 688/1289), we learn that the contemplation of beautiful male or female

In: Thus Spake the Dervish

eroticism in the context of the contemplation of human beauty, one should mention the name of Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 1238), whom the caliph al-Mustanṣir appointed as the new shaykh al-shuyūkh , as well as the steward of the Marzubāniyya ribāṭ upon Suhravardī’s death. 38 Kirmānī’s controversial renown

In: Beholding Beauty
Author: Sooyong Kim

. Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī (d. 1237). Miṣbāḥ al-arwāḥ (Lamp of Souls), 243 {19}–244 {1}. 60. Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī. Rubāʿiyyāt (Quatrains), 243 {13–14}. 61. Awḥadī Marāgha⁠ʾī (d. 1337). Dīwān , 245 {12}. MANUSCRIPT: SK, Ayasofya 3982, 1452 (seal of Bayezid II). 62. Awḥadī Marāgha⁠ʾī. Dahnāma (Ten

In: Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4) (2 vols)

Awḥad al-Dīn Kirmānī; and of the shaykhs of India, he entered the company of Shaykh Bahāʾ al-Dīn Zakariyyā-yi Multānī.” 16 Navāʾī metaphorically closes the circle in his description of Shaykh Shādī, the last of the thirty-five, by bringing us back to Herat: Although he himself was from India, however

In: Journal of Sufi Studies