Auhaduddin Kermani

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Shaikh Abu Hamid Auhadeddin Kermani was a 13th-century Sufi and poet of Persia.

He is the author of Mathnavi Misbāhu'l-arvāh ("the lantern of souls"), which is an allegorical pilgrimage through imaginary towns, bearing some affinity to Dante's Divina Commedia ("Divine Comedy").

He was suspected of heresy, and is thought to have died in 1298.

References used

  • E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and twenty-five years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
  • Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K

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