Kabir

Philosopher, Film story contributor

1440 – 1518

72 Views

Who was Kabir?

Kabīr was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabīr which means 'The Great' – the 37th name of God in Islam.

Kabir's legacy is today carried forward by the Kabir Panth, a religious community that recognizes him as its founder and is one of the Sant Mat sects. Its members, known as Kabir panthis, are estimated to be around 9,600,000. They are spread over north and central India, as well as dispersed with the Indian diaspora across the world, up from 843,171 in the 1901 census. His writings include Bijak, Sakhi Granth, Kabir Granthawali and Anurag Sagar.

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Kabir." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 24 Oct. 2019. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/kabir>.


Discuss this Kabir biography with the community:


We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
1440
Pratapgarh
Also known as
  • Kabir Sant
  • Kabīr
  • कबीर
  • ਕਬੀਰ
  • کبير
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Lived in
  • Varanasi
Died
1518
Maghar

Submitted
on July 23, 2013