Safi-ad-din Ardabili

poet, mystic, teacher and Sufi master

Safi-ad-din Ardabili (Persian: شیخ صفی‌الدین اردبیلی Ṣāfī ad-Dīn Isḥāq Ardabīlī; 1252/3 – 1334) was a Kurdish[1][2][3] poet, mystic, teacher and Sufi master.

Safi-ad-din Ardabili
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TitleMurshid
Personal
Born1252/3
Ardabil, Mongol Empire
DiedSeptember 12, 1334(1334-09-12) (aged 81–82)
Ardabil, Ilkhanate
ReligionSunni Islam (Shafi'i)
SpouseBibi Fatima
Parents
  • Amin al-Din Jibrail (father)
  • Dawlati (mother)
Senior posting
PredecessorZahed Gilani
SuccessorSadr al-Din Musa (son)

He was a descendant of Safavid dynasty Safi-ad-din Ardabili.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gelvin, James L. (2008), The Modern Middle East: A History, Oxford University Press, p. 331, "Shah Isma'il (reigned 1501-1520) Descendent of the Kurdish mystic Safi ad-Din (...)"
  2. Lapidus, Ira M. (2012). Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Century: A Global History. Cambridge University Press. p. 492, "Shaykh Safi al—Din [...] a Sunni/Sufi religious teacher descended from a Kurdish family (...)"
  3. Tapper, Richard. (1997), Frontier nomads of Iran: a political and social history of the Shahsevan, Cambridge University Press, p. 39, "The Safavid Shahs who ruled Iran between 1501 and 1722 descended from Sheikh Safi ad-Din of Ardabil (1252-1334). [...] Their own origins were obscure: probably of Kurdish or Iranian extraction (...)"
  4. Tapper, Richard. (1997), Frontier nomads of Iran: a political and social history of the Shahsevan, Cambridge University Press, p. 39, "The Safavid Shahs who ruled Iran between 1501 and 1722 descended from Sheikh Safi ad-Din of Ardabil (1252-1334)."