Najmuddin Kubra

Philosopher, Author

1145 – 1221

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Who was Najmuddin Kubra?

Najmuddīn-e Kubrā or Najm al-Din Kubra, was a 13th-century Persian Sufi from Khwarezmia, the founder of the Kubrawiyya or Kubraviyah Sufi order, influential in the Ilkhanid and Timurid. His method, exemplary of a "golden age" of Sufi metaphysics, was related to the Illuminationism of Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi as well as to Rumi's Shams Tabrizi. Kubra was born in 540/1145 and died in 617/1220.

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Born
1145
Khiva
Religion
  • Islam
Profession
Died
1221

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on July 23, 2013

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