Habib al-Ajami

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Habib al-Ajami
Born7th or 8th Century
DiedMarch 738 A.D. (3 Rabi us Saani 120 Hijri)
Venerated inIslam

Habib ibn Muhammad al-‘Ajami al-Basri (Arabic: حبيب بن محمد العجمي البصري‎) known also as Habib al-Ajami (حبيب العجمي) and Habib al-Farsi (حبيب الفارسي) was a Muslim sufi (mystic), saint, and traditionalist of Persian descent.

Habib al-Ajami settled in Basra. He was an usurer by profession. He later renounced worldly life and became a mystic. He was known for performing miracles.

He is a disciple of Hasan al-Basri. His disciple is Daawūd al-Tai. [1]

His shrine is in Basra.


  1. ^ Arberry, A.J., Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya’ ('Memorial of the Saints'). Abridged from Tadhkirat Al-Auliya by Farid al-Din Attar. London, England.: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1990. ISBN 0-14-019264-6, 32-38