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Seyid Imadeddin Nesimi

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died c. 1418, , Aleppo, Syria

one of the greatest Turkish mystical poets of the late 14th and early 15th centuries.

Very little about his early life is known. He became acquainted with the founder of an extremist religious sect, the Hurufis, the Iranian mystic Fadl Allah of Astarabad, who was flayed to death for his heretical beliefs in 1401/02. Hurufism was based on a kabbalistic philosophy associated…


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