Bibi Hayati
Iran/Persia (19th Century) Timeline
Muslim / Sufi

Poems by Bibi Hayati
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Bibi Hayati Kermani was born into a Sufi family in the early 1800's in the Kerman province of Persia (Iran). She was raised by her brother, who guided her in the early stages of her spiritual life.

When she was older Bibi Hayati was formally initiated into the Ni'matullahi Sufi order by the Sufi master Nur 'Ali Shah, whom she later married. They had one child together.

At the request of her husband, Bibi Hayati published her poetry, and during her lifetime she became well-known for her passionate mystical poems.

She was also known for feeding the people of her community.

Poems by Bibi Hayati

Recommended Books: Bibi Hayati

The Shambhala Anthology of Women's Spiritual Poetry The Soul is Here for its Own Joy: Sacred Poems from Many Cultures

Related Links

Bibi Hayati Kermani - Wise Muslim Women

Brief but helpful biography online.
Bibi Hayati