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...Mulla ‘Abd Allah Zunuzi Tabrizi Mulla ‘Abd Allah Zunuzi Tabrizi was a famous exponent of the school of Mulla Sadra in nineteenth-century Qajar Iran. He was a student of Mulla ‘Ali Nuri, another famous philosopher of the period. According...
...Mutahhari was born in Fariman, Khorasan province, in Iran on February 2, 1920, and spent his life in the educational system, leaving Mashshad in 1937 for Qom. There he worked with some of the main theological Tabataba’i, ‘Allamah Sayyid...
...Mir Burhan al-Din Muhammad Baqir Astarabadi, later known as Damad, was born into a distinguished family. His father Mir Shams al-Din was the son-in-law of the famous Safavid Shi‘i thinker ‘Ali ibn ‘Abd al-‘Ali, and the title “Damad...
...Abu’l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Ahmad al-Kharakani, as his nisba suggests, came from Kharakan in Iran, not far from Astarabad. There are not many details of his early life, and like many Sufis he was said to have had a humble occupation...
...Mir Fath Allah Shirazi Mir Fath Allah Shirazi was one of the most influential Moghul philosophers. He was born into a family of Sayyids (descendant of the Prophet) and a long line of scholars based in Shiraz. He was educated by many...
...Abu’l Ma‘ali Rukn al-Din ‘Abd al-Malik b. ‘Abd Allah was born in the village of Bushtanikan near Nishapur on Muharram 18, 419/February 17, 1028, and died in the same village on Rabi‘ al-Thani 25, 478/August 20, 1085. He was an important...
...Abu’l Fath Omar ibn Ibrahim Khayyam, known as Omar Khayyam (or Khayyami), was a Persian philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician of the twelfth century. Known for his quatrains (Ruba‘iyyat), he was born around 1048 and died around 1122....
...Aqa Mirza Muhammad Hasan Kirmanshahi was born as his name suggests in Kirmanshah, Iran. After completing his early education, he moved to Tehran where he studied philosophy with Ali Zunuzi and Abu’l-Hasan Jilwa . When Zunuzi died...
...One of the most well-known philosophers and teachers of his time, Aqa ‘Ali Mudarris was born in 1818. He received his early education from his father Mulla Abd Allah Mudarris, who was a prominent teacher. He studied Arabic, logic, kalam ,...
...Suhrawardi, Shihab al-Din al-Marwazi, Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Mardini, Fakhraddin ibn Sina al-Balkhi, Abu Zayd The amir al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Marwazi was a powerful supporter of the Isma‘ili movement, and he eventually became the chief da‘i...