Maʿrūf al-Karkhī

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Maʿrūf al-Karkhī (d. 815–16 (AH 200)). A Sūfī master of the Baghdād school, who emphasized sobriety in life and religion. He emphasized that Sūfī attainment cannot be achieved by effort, but only by God's gift. His tomb, on the west bank of the Tigris in Baghdad, is still a centre of pilgrimage.