Abu Yaqub al-Sijistani

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Abū Ya'qūb al-Sijistānī (Persian: ابو یعقوب سجستانی‎) or Sijzi (fl. 971 CE) was a Persian Ismaili missionary and Neo-Platonic philosopher, who died sometime around 971 CE (358 AH). His works were studied by the Ismailis until modern times. Among his works, only Ithbat al-Nubuwat, Yanabi', and Kashf al-Mahjub have been published; the last one has survived only in a Persian version,[1] which has been translated to French by Henry Corbin.

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  1. ^ P.E. Walker, "ABŪ YAʿQŪB SEJESTĀNĪ" in Encyclopaedia Iranica[1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Paul Ernest Walker (1993). Early Philosophical Shiism: the Ismaili Neoplatonism of Abu Ya'qub al-Sijistani. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-44129-3.
  • Paul Ernest Walker (1994). The Wellsprings of Wisdom: A Study of Abu Yaqub Al-Sijistani's Kitab Al-Yanabi. Univ of Utah Pr (Tx). ISBN 0-87480-421-3.

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