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Suhrawardi, Shahab al-Din , philosopher.

Shahab al-Din Yahya as-Suhrawardi (Persian شهاب الدين يحيى سهروردى, also known as Sohrevardi) was born in 1155 in the town of Suhravard in North-West-Iran and died in 1191 in Aleppo. He was an Iranian philosopher, a Sufi and the founder of the School of Illumination, one of the most important schools in Islamic philosophy.

Other important Sufis from the same period carry the name Suhrawardi: Abu 'l-Najib al-Suhrawardi and his paternal nephew Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi.




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