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Hamid Algar


ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami (1414–1492) is a culminating figure in Perso-Islamic culture, whose reputation and influence have endured undiminished throughout the eastern Islamic world — the Ottoman Empire and Central Asia, Iran, India, China and the Malay world. Primarily celebrated as a poet, Jami was also an accomplished Islamic scholar and Arabist, a Sufi of great standing, and an acerbic polemicist and social critic. This book begins with a sketch of the geographical and historical landscape behind the events of Jami’s life in Herat and beyond. It explains the influences upon his character and wor ... More

Keywords: ʿAbd al-Rahman Jami, Perso-Islamic culture, poet, Islamic scholar, Sufi, Sufism, Naqshbandiyya, Ibn ʿArabi, seclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198090441
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hamid Algar, author
Professor Emeritus of Persian and Islamic Studies, University of California