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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 311,509 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Jami is the 378th most popular writer (up from 404th in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Afghanistan (up from 7th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Afghan 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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Among writers, Jami ranks 378 out of 5,794Before him are Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Jorge Amado, Auguste Escoffier, Paul Auster, Richard Bach, and Hector Malot. After him are Henning Mankell, Beatrix Potter, Patrick Modiano, Marguerite Yourcenar, Paul Éluard, and Czesław Miłosz.

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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 5Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Piero della Francesca, Pope Innocent VIII, and Elizabeth Woodville. After him are Casimir IV Jagiellon, Gülbahar Hatun, Antoine Busnois, Jaume Huguet, and Sonni Ali.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Jami ranks 6 out of 108Before him are Rumi (1207), Abbas the Great (1571), Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441), Hamid Karzai (1957), and Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī (1837). After him are Abu Dawood (817), Humayun (1508), Mohammed Zahir Shah (1914), Hafizullah Amin (1929), Mahmud of Ghazni (971), and Ahmad Shah Massoud (1953).

Among WRITERS In Afghanistan

Among writers born in Afghanistan, Jami ranks 3Before him are Rumi (1207) and Ali-Shir Nava'i (1441). After him are Khaled Hosseini (1965), Sanai (1080), Anvari (1126), Unsuri (980), Gulbadan Begum (1523), Atiq Rahimi (1962), Niloofar Rahmani (1992), and Fatima Bhutto (1982).