Sadr ad-Din Dashtaki
Sadr Al din was born in Dashtah, a region near Shiraz. His complete name was Sayyid Muhammad b. Mansur Al Husayni Al Dashtaki. He was born in Shiraz on second of 829/19 June. He counted as the first in the Dastaki family who confessed apparently to shiism sect. According to Pourjavady,It seems that he was a Zaydi. He also challenged with Jalāl-al-Dīn Davānī on the legality of Shia.
Dashtaki was educated along with his cousin and learned Arabic literature and Islamic law with him. He studied rational sciences with Qawam Al Din Al-Kurbali. Kurbali had an important role in introducing Sadr Al-Din to Philosophical discussion, as did Sayyid Muslim Farsi, who was the teacher of Sadr Al-Din in logic and philosophy. Sadr Al Din was also involved in building the houses.
- Jawaher namah on gemmology
- glosses on Qutb Al Din Razi's commentary on Katibi Qazavini's Shamsiyyah
- glosses on Qutb Al Din Razi's commentary Siraj Al Din Urmawi's Matali Al Anwar
- glosses on Qushji's commentary on Tajrīd al-iʿtiqād
- a treatise on proving the existence of God and his attributes( Risalah fi Ithbat al Wajib and Sifatihi)
Sadr Al Din led a rebellion against the Ruler of Shiraz and was killed by a group of Turkmans on order of Ruler Qasem Bey. He died on 17 Ramadan 903/9 May 1498.
Bdaiwi, Ahab, "Some Remarks on the Confessional Identity of the Philosophers of Shiraz: Sadr al-Dîn Dashtakî (d. 903/1498) and his Students Mullâ Shams al-Dîn Khafrî (942/1535) and Najm al-Dîn Mahmûd Nayrîzî (948/1541),“ Ishraq 5 (2014): 61-85.
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