Ayn al-Qudat al- Hamadani

(d. 1131)

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(d. 1131)

Scholar and mystic. Native of Hamadhan, Iran. Born to a scholarly family; an early convert to Sufism. Disliked by orthodox Muslims and imprisoned in Baghdad for heresy; eventually released but later tortured and executed. Wrote in an elegant Arabic and Persian style on extreme forms of mystical love, such as Satan's pure love of God, and on the nature of sainthood.

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