Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi

Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi

Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi (1097–1168 CE) was an Iranian Sufi.

He studied Islamic law in Baghdad, then set up a retreat by the river Tigris, where he gathered disciples, which eventually came to be the Sufi order of Suhrawardiyya.

His paternal nephew Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi expanded the order.

His name is also sometimes transcribed as "Diya al-din Abu 'n-Najib as-Suhrawardi".

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