Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr

967 - 1049

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Abū Saʿīd Abū'l-Khayr or Abusa'id Abolkhayr (Persian: ابوسعید ابوالخیر) (December 7, 967 - January 12, 1049), also known as Sheikh Abusaeid or Abu Sa'eed, was a famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition. The majority of what is known from his life comes from the book Asrar al-Tawhid (اسرارالتوحید, or "The Mysteries of Unification") written by Mohammad Ibn Monavvar, one of his grandsons, 130 years after his death. The book, which is an important early Sufi writing in Persian, presents a record of his life in the form of anecdotes from a variety of sources and contains a collection of his words. During his life his fame spread throughout the Islamic world, even to Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr has received more than 53,819 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr is the 1,246th most popular religious figure (down from 1,230th in 2019).

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Among religious figures, Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr ranks 1,246 out of 3,187Before him are Johann Arndt, Lothair II of Italy, Fernando Filoni, Agnes of Assisi, Jubal, and Regino of Prüm. After him are Irmina of Oeren, François de la Chaise, Beatrice of Silva, Giuseppe Bertello, Clemens August of Bavaria, and Eugène Tisserant.

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Among people born in 967, Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr ranks 4Before him are Bolesław I the Brave, Louis V of France, and Emperor Kazan. After him are Gothelo I, Duke of Lorraine, and Badi' al-Zaman al-Hamadani. Among people deceased in 1049, Abu Sa'id Abu'l-Khayr ranks 2Before him is Odilo of Cluny. After him are Dirk IV, Count of Holland, and Ermesinda of Bigorre.

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