Attar of Nishapur, Persian Sufi Poet and Hagiographer (c. 1145-c. 1221)

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  • Name: Abū Ḥamīd bin Abū Bakr Ibrāhīm
  • Known as: Attar of Nishapur, or simply Attar; also Farīd ud-Dīn
  • Dates: c. 1145-c. 1221
  • Place: Nishapur, Iran
  • Language: Persian
  • Who he was: Persian Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer who wrote Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr (The Conference of the Birds); and Tazkirat al-Awliyā (Memorial of the Saints)

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