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Umar Suhrawardi

Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi (Persian:عمر سهروردى) (–1144-1234) was a Kurdish[1] or Persian[2][3] Sufi from Chorasmia and nephew of Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi. He expanded the Sufi order of Suhrawardiyya, that had been created by his uncle Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi, obtaining the support of the caliph.

Other transliterations: Shaykh Shihab al-Din ‘Umar al-Suhrawardi, Shaykh 'Abu Hafs al-Suhrawardi, Hadrat Shaykh Shihab al-Din `Umar b. `Abd Allah al-Suhrawardi.

The Gifts of Deep Knowledge

He wrote the 'Awarif el-Maarif, the "Gifts of Deep Knowledge". This book was translated into English by Henry Wilberforce-Clarke and published as "A Dervish Textbook" in 1891. It was reprinted by Octagon Press in 1980.

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Bibliography

  • Ohlander, Erik, Sufism in an Age of Transition: Umar al-Suhrawardi and the Rise of the Islamic Mystical Brotherhood (Leiden, Brill, 2008) (Islamic History and Civilization, 71).

External links

  • Silsilae Suhrawardiya


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