Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani
Iran/Persia (1098 - 1131) Timeline
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Poems by Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani
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Ayn al-Quzat Hamadani (sometimes transliterated as Ayn al-Qozat or Ayn-al-Qudat Hamadani) was a Sufi philosopher, mystic, mathematician, and a judge. He was born in northern Persia (Iran). The name Hamadani is a reference to his family roots in the city of Hamadan.

One popular tradition says that the great mathematician and poet Omar Khayyam traveled through the area when Hamadani was young, allowing Hamadani to briefly study with him.

Hamadani became a young leader of Sufi philosophical thought, advancing a more systematic view of Sufism. Hamadani was executed in Baghdad at the age of 33 on the charge of heresy. Hamadani, Hallaj, and Suhrawardi are often linked as Sufi masters who were martyred for expressing truths authorities found too uncomfortable to hear.

Poems by Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani

Recommended Books: Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani

The Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition Tales of the Dervishes: Teaching Stories of the Sufi Masters over the Past Thousand Years

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Translation of an excerpt from Hamadhani's "Complaint of a Stranger Exiled from Home."
Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani