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Biographical Data :

Name :Shaikh Junaid
Period :c1430 - 1460
Biographical detail : Fourth head of the Safavid order of mystics and the first safavid Shaikh to whom the title of Sultan was given.

Junaid confronted Jahan Shah, the ruler of Azerbaijan, with his armed followers, which alarmed Jahan Shah. He was expelled along with his followers from Ardabil, the centre of the safavid order in 1448. He tried to seek refuge in Aleppo but was expelled from there too by the Ottoman Sultan. But during the rule of Uzun Hasan of Turkey, he was allowed to settle in Amid, whose sister he had married.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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