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SHATTARIYAH. A Sufi order of importance in India and Indonesia, the Shattariyah is in the Tayfuri line of Sufi orders that follow the mystical tradition of Abu Yazid al-Bistami (d. 874) and was called the Bistamiyah in Ottoman Turkey and `Ishqiyah in Iran and Central Asia (the principal exponent in Transoxiana was Abu Yazid al-`Ishqi). The foundation of the Shattari order is attributed to the eponymous `Abdullah Shattari (d. 1485), who claimed hereditary descent from Shihab alDin Suhrawardi (d. ...more

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