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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 Persian 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 360,030 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Jami is the 426th most popular writer (down from 378th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Iran (down from 6th in 2019) and the 10th most popular 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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  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.72

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  • 4.70

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Among writers, Jami ranks 426 out of 5,755Before him are Joseph Brodsky, Zecharia Sitchin, George Eliot, Elena Ferrante, G. K. Chesterton, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. After him are Phaedrus, Louis Aragon, Vladimir Vysotsky, Bohumil Hrabal, Ennius, and Louise de La Vallière.

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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 6Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Pope Innocent VIII, Piero della Francesca, Elizabeth Woodville, and Casimir IV Jagiellon. After him are Gülbahar Hatun, Beatrice of Silva, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Jami ranks 59 out of 528Before him are Abbas Kiarostami (1940), Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi (903), Báb (1819), Cyaxares (-700), Ghazan (1271), and Cyrus I (-690). After him are Shirin Ebadi (1947), Babak Khorramdin (798), Bayazid Bastami (804), Jamshīd al-Kāshī (1380), Xerxes II of Persia (-500), and Shapur II (309).

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Among WRITERS In Iran

Among writers born in Iran, Jami ranks 10Before him are Mansur Al-Hallaj (858), Ferdowsi (940), Doris Lessing (1919), Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201), Shams Tabrizi (1185), and Saadi Shirazi (1210). After him are Attar of Nishapur (1145), Magtymguly Pyragy (1733), Ali Shariati (1933), Ibn al-Muqaffa' (724), Forough Farrokhzad (1935), and Sharafkhan Bidlisi (1543).