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Abu Sa’id Ibn Abi-L-Khayr (died 1049), an illustrous master poet from Nishapur (originally from the town of Mayhana in
Khurasan), who had a tremindous influence on the Sufis of his time.

Syed Ali ibn Uthman al Hujwari (Data Ganj Baksh) died 1071, a wandering Sufi from Afghanistan who wrote the earliest Sufi
compilation in Persian; it is entitled Kashf al-Mahjub (The Unveiling of the Veiled) and it contains many anecedotes and

sayings of early Suifs, as well as of his contemporaties.

Abul-Hassan Ali ibn Ahmad (or ibn Ja’far) ibn Salmān al-Kharaqāni or Shaikh Abul-Hassan Kharaqāni is one of the great Sufis of Islam. He was
born in 963 CE(352 Hijri) from Persian parents in Khorasan in a village called Kharaqan (today located in Semnan province of Iran, near Bustam) and
died in the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) in 1033 CE (425 Hijri). He was illiterate but had wide inspirational knowledge about the Holy Quran and

Hadith; his sayings and speeches are significantly magnificent due to their philosophical views. He practiced Shafi`isect, a school of Sunni Islam.

Abu’l Qasim Muhammad al Junayd (d. 910). The main Sufi teacher in Baghdad during the ninth century; many of the Sufis of
his time clustered around him. He taught a type of Mysticism which became known as “Sobriety” (sabw) and was

distinguished from the mysticism of “intoxication” (sukr) exemplified by Bistamia dn Hallaj.

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Abu Bakr ibn Jahdar Al Shibli (d.945). An ecstatic Sufi from Baghdad, a disciple of Junayd and an associate of Hallaj;
became known as a mystic whose intoxication fesulted in “holy” madness; due to his madness he was spared of being

accused of heresy and of the gallows.

Abu Hamid al Ghazzali (d.1111). One of the most celebrated Sufi writers and teachers. In his late forties he left a thriving
career as theologian in the great religious academy of Baghdad, went into solitude and wandering for several years in order
to taste mystical truth through immediate experience. His greatest literary work is his Ihya’ ‘Ulum al Din (The Revival of the

Religious Sciences) in which he strove to reconcile Sufism with Orthodox Islam.

Amr Ibn Uthman al Makki (d.1089). A Baghdadi Sufi of the school of Junayd who objected to Hallaj’s ecstatic outbursts.

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Ibn ;Ata’, Abu’l Abbas (d.922). A close friend and disciple of Hallaj, the only one of his associates who had stood by him
throughout his trial and execution; was himself executed in Baghdad because he would not denounce his friend and teacher.

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Compiled by Syed Siddique Ahmed.S.N.

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