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Parapsychology - Who Was Abu Yazid al-Bestami?

 



Abu Yazid al-Bestami (ca. 801–874) was a Muslim prophet who lived between the years of 801 and 874.

Notable Islamic mystic who created the Sufism ecstatic school.

He was born in the city of Bestam in northern Persia and was known as al-Bestami.

Hindu Vedanta is considered to have influenced his idea that the spiritual search may lead to total absorption and connection with deity.

His heterodoxy was disrespectful to orthodox Islam in this regard.

Starting with the Sufi notion of approaching god in the same way as a lover approaches his or her beloved, al-Bestami believed that love was a barrier in and of itself.



He abandoned traditional mosque worship, Mecca pilgrimages, and even mystical activities like austerity and meditation.

Al-Bestami was credited with a number of miracles.



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