Tazkirat al-Awliya

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Tazkirat al-Awliyā (Persian: تذکرةالاولیا or تذکرةالاولیاء, lit. "Biographies of the Saints") – variant transliterations: Tazkirat al-Awliyā`, Tadhkirat al-Awliya, Tazkerat-ol-Owliya , Tezkereh-i-Evliā etc., – is a hagiographic collection of ninety-six Sufi saints and their miracles (Karamat) by the twelfth–thirteenth-century Persian poet and mystic, Farīd al-Dīn ‘Aṭṭar. ‘Aṭṭar's only surviving prose work comprises 72-chapters, beginning with the life of Jafar Sadiq, the Sixth Sunni Imam, and ending with the Sufi Martyr, Mansur Al-Hallaj's.


  • Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya‘ (1990); An abridged English translation by A.J. Arberry.[1]
  • Le Memorial des saints (1889); A French translation by Pavet de Courteille.[2]

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  1. ^ Attar, Farid al-Din. Muslim Saints and Mystics: Episodes from the Tadhkirat Al-Auliya’ ('Memorial of the Saints'). Translated by A.J. Arberry. London, England.: Penguin (Non-Classics), 1990. ISBN 0-14-019264-6
  2. ^ ‘Aṭṭar, Farīd al-Dīn (1889), translated by Pavet de Courteille, Pavet, "Le Memorial des saints (tr. Tezkereh-i-Evliā)", Collection Orientale, 2d, Paris: Imprimerie nationale, II

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