Born 540/1145 in Khiva in the area known as Khwarazm, Najmoddin Kobra lived there much of his life. He studied in Nishapur and also in Egypt, in Alexandria, where he became a disciple of Abu JaJib Sohrawardi's disciple Ruzbehan al-Wazzan al-Mesri. Najmoddin himself became a great Sufi shaykh and founded the Kobrawi order. He died in 618/1221, killed in battle by the invading Mongols.
- From the Drunken Universe: An Anthology of Persian Sufi Poetry, translated by Peter Lamborn Wilson and Nasrollah Pourjavady
Poems by Najmoddin Kobra