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ʿAyn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī
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ʿAyn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī, ʿAbd Allāh b. Muḥammad b. ʿAlī (490 or 492–525/1096 or 1098–1131), a famous Persian philosopher and mystic.

No information on his early life has come down to us; we know only that he was born in Hamadān to a pious and cultured family and was brought up there. The sources record only the date of his execution (525/1131), not his birth date, with the exception of Ibn al-Fuwaṭī’s Majmaʿ al-ādāb (4(2)/1131). Some scholars who consider Shakwā al-gharīb to be his last work, written shortly before his death at the age …

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Alireza Zekavati Gharagozlou and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “ʿAyn al-Quḍāt Hamadānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0321>
First published online: 2015

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