orig. Mawlānā Nūr al-Dīn ʽAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmadborn Nov. 7, 1414, district of Jāmdied Nov. 9, 1492, Herāt, Timurid AfghanistanPersian scholar, mystic, and poet.Despite offers of patronage by many Islamic rulers, he led a simple life, mostly in Herāt. His prose ranges from Qurʾānic commentaries to treatises on Sufism and music. His poetry expresses ethical and philosophical views in fresh, graceful language. His best known poetry collection is The Seven Thrones (or Ursa Major). He is often called the last great mystical poet of Iran.
* * *▪ Persian poet and scholarin full Mowlanā Nūr Od-dīn ʿabd Or-raḥmān Ebn Aḥmadborn Nov. 7, 1414, district of Jamdied Nov. 9, 1492, Herāt, Timurid AfghanistanPersian scholar, mystic, and poet who is often regarded as the last great mystical poet of Iran.Jāmī spent his life in Herāt, except for two brief pilgrimages to Meshed (Iran) and the Hejaz. During his lifetime his fame as a scholar resulted in numerous offers of patronage by many of the contemporary Islāmic rulers. He declined most of these offers, preferring the simple life of a mystic and scholar to that of a court poet. His work is notably devoid of panegyrics. His prose deals with a variety of subjects ranging from Qurʾānic commentaries to treatises on Ṣūfism (Islāmic mysticism) and music. Perhaps the most famous is his mystical treatise Lava'iḥ (Flashes of Light), a clear and precise exposition of the Ṣūfī doctrines of waḥdat al-wujūd (the existential unity of Being), together with a commentary on the experiences of other famous mystics.Jāmī's poetical works express his ethical and philosophical doctrines. His poetry is fresh and graceful and is not marred by unduly esoteric language. His most famous collection of poetry is a seven-part compendium entitled Haft Awrang (“The Seven Thrones,” or “Ursa Major”), which includes Salmān o-Absāl and Yūsof o-Zalīkhā. Although this collection is modeled on the works of the 13th-century romantic poet Neẓāmī, it bears Jāmī's unmistakable mark of originality and intellectual vigour.
* * *
Look at other dictionaries:
Jami — ist: Jami (Andhra Pradesh), ein Ort in Indien Jami (Togo), ein Ort in Togo Jami (Vorname), ein finnischer Vorname Jami Masjid, der Name zahlreicher Moscheen auf dem indischen Subkontinent Jami ist der Name von: Dschami (1414–1492), persischer… … Deutsch Wikipedia
JAMI — pop. Scythiae. Steph … Hofmann J. Lexicon universale
jami! — imp. DEFINICIJA reg. ostavi se toga!, šuti! ETIMOLOGIJA vidi jamiti … Hrvatski jezični portal
Jami — For other uses, see Jami (disambiguation). Saint Jami Jami, depicted in a monochrome Muslim miniature Mystic, Spiritual Poet, Historian, Theologian Born 1414 C.E. Khorasan … Wikipedia
Jami — 10°58′N 0°14′E / 10.967, 0.233 … Wikipédia en Français
Jami — Original name in latin Jami Name in other language Jami State code ID Continent/City Asia/Jakarta longitude 6.3681 latitude 105.8826 altitude 81 Population 0 Date 2012 01 21 … Cities with a population over 1000 database
Jāmī — biographical name 1414 1492 Persian poet & mystic … New Collegiate Dictionary
Jami — orig. Mawlānā Nūr al Dīn ʽAbd al RaFONT face=Tahomaḥmān ibn AFONT face=Tahomaḥmad (7 nov. 1414, distrito de Jām–9 nov. 1492, Herāt, Timurid, Afganistán). Erudito, místico y poeta persa. A pesar de las variadas ofertas de mecenazgo que le hicieron … Enciclopedia Universal
jāmī — जामी … Indonesian dictionary
jāmí — जामि … Indonesian dictionary