Shaqiq al-Balkhi

Shaqiq al-Balkhi (Arabic: شقيق البلخي; d. 810 / AH 194) was an early Sufi saint[1][2] of the Khorasan school. Tradition makes him the disciple of Ibrahim ibn Adham. He emphasized the importance of tawakkul or reliance upon God.

Shaqiq al-Balkhi
Born8th Century
Balkh
Died810 CE
Venerated inIslam
InfluencesIbrahim ibn Adham, Rabia Basri
InfluencedOther saints in Basra

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arberry, A.J., Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya’ ('Memorial of the Saints'). Abridged from Tadhkirat Al-Auliya by Farid al-Din Attar. London, England.: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1990.
  2. ^ "Tawakkul" in: Oliver Leaman (ed.) The Qur'an: an encyclopedia, Routledge, 2008, ISBN 978-1-134-33975-4