Hajji Bektash Wali

Hajji Bektash Wali

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maruf Karkhi, known also by his full name Abu Mahfuz Maruf Ibn Firuz al-Karkhi, was a Sufi Saint who is a pivotal figure in Sufism. He came from a Christian background and the story of his conversion to Islam is one of the most famous in Islamic lore. Maruf was born in the district of Wasit or Karkh in Baghdad. His father's name was Firuz, which suggests that he was of Persian origin. His original religion is usually understood to have been Christian, which may mean that the Armenian Islamic preacher and mystic, Farqad Sabakhi, may have mentored Maruf Karkhi. Attar narrates in his Memorial of the Saints that Maruf converted to Islam in young age at the hands of Ali ibn Musa after rejecting all forms of polytheism. Tradition recounts that he immediately went and told his father and mother, who rejoiced at his decision and became Muslims themselves.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • CIV
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136630222
  • 9786136630229