Hamid al-Din Kirmani

(d. 1021)

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(d. 1021)

Medieval Ismaili philosopher. Served Fatimid caliphs as missionary in Iraq and Iran. Upheld the Fatimid imamate but rejected attributions of divinity to the caliph, al-Hakim (d. ca. 1021), during a period of controversy over the nature of the Ismaili imamate. Made major contributions in the field of metaphysics.

Subjects: Islam.

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