Tazkirat al-Awliya

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Tazkirat al-Awliyā (Persian: تذکرة الاولیا‎, literally "Biographies of the Saints"), also transliterated as Tadhkirat al-Awliya or Tazkerat-ol-Owliya, is a 72-chapter book written by the Persian poet and mystic Attar about the life of famous Sufis and their miraculous deeds (Karamats). This is the only surviving work of Attar written as prose. It starts with a biography of Imam Jafar Sadiq, the Sixth Imam of Shia and ends with one of Mansur Al-Hallaj's, the Sufi Martyr.

An abridged version of Tazkirat al-Awliyā was translated into English by A.J. Arberry, entitled Muslim Saints and Mystics:Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya‘.[1]

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

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