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al-Sabzawari, al-Hajj Mulla Hadi (1797/8–1873)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-H055-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Al-Sabzawari was the most influential nineteenth-century Iranian philosopher. His reputation rests in part on his Sharh al-manzuma, a commentary on his own Ghurar al-fara’id (The Blazes of the Gems), a didactic poem (manzuma) encapsulating in a systematic fashion an exposition of the existentialist philosophy of Mulla Sadra. He was also the most sought-after teacher of philosophy in his day, and many students travelled to Sabzavar to be taught by him. Famous for his saintliness as well as his erudition, he set the tone for much of twentieth-century Iranian philosophy.

Citing this article:
Cooper, John. al-Sabzawari, al-Hajj Mulla Hadi (1797/8–1873), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-H055-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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