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Title: al-Simṭ al-majīd
Full Title: al-Simṭ al-majīd fī-sha'n al-bay‘ah wa-al-dhikr wa-al-talqīn wa-salāsil ahl al-tawhīd
Author: Ṣafī al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Madanī al-Anṣārī al-Badrī al-Ḥusaynī al-Qushāsh
Place, Date of Birth: Medina, 1583
Place, Date of Dead: Medina, 1661
Place of Activity: Medina
Language: Arabic
Script: Arabic
Subject Matter: Sufism
Genre: Prose
Date of Autograph (century): 17
Found in : Azra 2005: 90-92

This work has no direct relationship with the Malay world. However, almost all subjects discussed, especially relating the methods of dhikr, bay‘ah, and talqīn, are adopted by some Malay Ulemas, who afiliated to the Sufi orders, both Shaṭṭārīyah and Qādirīyah. This text contains also the intellectual genealogy (silsilah) of the author in the orders.

The full name of the author is Ṣafī al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Nabī al-Anṣārī al-Madanī al-Dajjānī, who is known as Aḥmad al-Qushāshī.