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Abu Ali al-Rudbari(Persian: ابو علی رودباری) (d. 933 A.D.) was a famous early Persian[1] sufi of the 9th century. He claimed descent from the Sassanid king Anushiravan and was a disciple of Junayd Baghdadi.

Sayings and outlook

Rudbari's statements are recounted in many sayings of the Islamic world.

'No prison confines more closely than the society of those whose outlook is contrary to one's own'[2].

Notes

  1. ^ Murtaza Muṭahharī, "Understanding Islamic sciences: philosophy, theology, mysticism, morality, jurisprudence", ICAS Press, 2002
  2. ^ Jāmī, Ghazzālī, Idries Shah, "Four Sufi classics ", Published for the Sufi Trust by the Octagon Press, 1980

Further reading

Murtaza Muṭahharī, "Understanding Islamic sciences: philosophy, theology, mysticism, morality, jurisprudence", ICAS Press, 2002

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