Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi ( Kurdish: عمر سهروردى c.1144-1234) was a Kurdish [1 ] Sufi from Chorasmia and nephew of Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi. He expanded the Sufi order of Suhrawardiyya, that had been created by his uncle Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi, obtaining the support of the caliph.
Shaykh Shihab al-Din ‘Umar al-Suhrawardi , Shaykh 'Abu Hafs al-Suhrawardi , Hadrat Shaykh Shihab al-Din `Umar b. `Abd Allah al-Suhrawardi.
The Gifts of Deep Knowledge [ edit ]
He wrote the '
Awarif el-Maarif, the "Gifts of Deep Knowledge". This book was translated into English by Henry Wilberforce-Clarke and published as "A Dervish Textbook" in 1891. It was reprinted by Octagon Press in 1980.
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Sufism in an Age of Transition: Umar al-Suhrawardi and the Rise of the Islamic Mystical Brotherhood (Leiden, Brill, 2008) (Islamic History and Civilization, 71).
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