Ḥaydar-i Āmulī
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, Bahāʾ al-Dīn Ḥaydar b. ʿAlī b. Ḥaydar al-ʿUbaydī (719/1319 or 720/1320— after 787/1385), early representative of Persian theosophy and commentator on Ibn ʿArabī.

Our knowledge about his life is based on two autobiographical passages written in 777/1375-6 and 782/1380 respectively. He originated from a family of Ḥusaynī sayyids in Āmul, Māzandarān, whose population had been known for its S̲h̲īʿī leanings for a long time. During his studies he left his hometown for Astarābād and Iṣfahān. But in his late twenties he returned and became a confi…

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van Ess, J., “Ḥaydar-i Āmulī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8612>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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