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Nūr ad-Dīn 'Abd ar-Rahmān Jāmī (Persian: نورالدین عبدالرحمن جامی; 7 November 1414 – 9 November 1492), also known as Mawlanā Nūr al-Dīn 'Abd al-Rahmān or Abd-Al-Rahmān Nur-Al-Din Muhammad Dashti, or simply as Jami or Djāmī and in Turkey as Molla Cami, was a Sunni poet who is known for his achievements as a prolific scholar and writer of mystical Sufi literature. He was primarily a prominent poet-theologian of the school of Ibn Arabi and a Khwājagānī Sũfī, recognized for his eloquence and for his analysis of the metaphysics of mercy. His most famous poetic works are Haft Awrang, Tuhfat al-Ahrar, Layla wa Majnun, Fatihat al-Shabab, Lawa'ih, Al-Durrah al-Fakhirah. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jami has received more than 456,386 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Jami is the 264th most popular writer (up from 423rd in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Iran (up from 59th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Iranian Writer.

Jami is most famous for his work on the "Hikayat Amir Hamza", which is a Persian epic poem about Amir Hamza, the uncle of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

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  • 62

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  • 3.74

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Notable Works

Salaman And Absal
The Persian mystics
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Yoûssouf et Zouleïkha
The book of Joseph and Zuleikh©Øa
English literature


Among writers, Jami ranks 264 out of 7,302Before him are Geoffrey Chaucer, Sallust, Johannes V. Jensen, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and François de La Rochefoucauld. After him are Amos Oz, Salman Rushdie, Primo Levi, Arthur Miller, Anna Komnene, and Walt Whitman.

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Among people born in 1414, Jami ranks 2Before him is Pope Sixtus IV. After him are Munjong of Joseon, Albrecht III Achilles, Elector of Brandenburg, and Francis I, Duke of Brittany. Among people deceased in 1492, Jami ranks 4Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Pope Innocent VIII, and Piero della Francesca. After him are Casimir IV Jagiellon, Elizabeth Woodville, Gülbahar Hatun, Beatrice of Silva, Antoine Busnois, Sonni Ali, Jaume Huguet, and Christina Abrahamsdotter.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Jami ranks 42 out of 631Before him are Shams Tabrizi (1185), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Antiochus III the Great (-241), Saadi Shirazi (1210), Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (1956), and Qasem Soleimani (1957). After him are Farah Pahlavi (1938), Shapur I (150), Ardashir I (180), Cambyses I (-600), Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), and Bahá'u'lláh (1817).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Jami ranks 9Before him are Hafez (1325), Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Shams Tabrizi (1185), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), and Saadi Shirazi (1210). After him are Doris Lessing (1919), Attar of Nishapur (1145), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ali Shariati (1933), and Forough Farrokhzad (1935).