Rudbari

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For the village in Iran, see Rudbari, Iran.
Saint Rudbari
Mystic
Born c. 850-70 C.E.
Died c. 933-40 C.E.
Baghdad (?)
Venerated in Islam
Influences Muhammad, Junayd Baghdadi

Abu Ali al-Rudbarior Abuzer Rudbari (Persian: ابو علی رودباری‎), known also as Rudbari, was a famous early Persian[1] sufi saint of the 9th century. He claimed descent from the Sassanid king Anushiravan and was a disciple of Junayd Baghdadi.

Rudbari's statements are recounted in many sayings of the Islamic world. One of his most famous sayings is:

No prison confines more closely than the society of those whose outlook is contrary to one's own.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Murtaza Muṭahharī, "Understanding Islamic sciences: philosophy, theology, mysticism, morality, jurisprudence", ICAS Press, 2002
  2. ^ Jāmī, Ghazzālī, Idries Shah, "Four Sufi classics ", Published for the Sufi Trust by the Octagon Press, 1980

Further reading[edit]

Murtaza Muṭahharī, "Understanding Islamic sciences: philosophy, theology, mysticism, morality, jurisprudence", ICAS Press, 2002