|Saint Farqad Sabakhi|
|Preacher, Mystic, Theologian|
|Born||c. 650-70 C.E.
|Died||c. 729/30 C.E.|
|Influences||Prophets of Islam, Hasan of Basra|
Tradition or genre
Farqad Sabakhi (died 729) was an Armenian Islamic preacher and an associate of Hasan al-Basri. He was thus one of the Tabi'een (i.e. of the generation that succeeded the Sahabah). Farqad as-Sabakhi was formerly a Christian. It is noted that Farqad as-Sabakhi may have mentored Maruf Karkhi, who was a pivotal figure in Sufism. As-Sabakhi was known for his ascetic lifestyle and his knowledge of Judeo-Christian scriptures.
- Historical dictionary of Sufism By John Renard, pg. 87
- Islamic mysticism: a short history, pg. 14
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