Shaqiq al-Balkhi

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Shaqiq al-Balkhi
Born 8th Century
Died 810 CE
Venerated in Islam
Influences Ibrahim ibn Adham, Rabia Basri
Influenced Other saints in Basra

Shaqiq al-Balkhi (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.


  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