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Birth: unknown, Iran
Death: unknown, Iran

Persian Sufi (esoteric Islamic philosopher). Bayazid Bastami was a Persian Sufi born in the year 804 in Bastam, Iran. He was also known as Abu Yazid Bistami or Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami. Bayazid Bastami had great influence on Sufi mysticism and is considered to be one of the important early teachers of Sufi Islam. Before Bayazid Bastami, Sufism was mainly based on piety and obedience, and he played a major role in placing the concept of divine love at the core of Sufism. He died in the year 874 and is buried either in the city of Bistam in north central Iran, or in Semnan, Iran. The Bastami Complex in Bastam, Semnan Province of Iran, contains the tomb of Bayazid, his monastery, the Iwan of Oljeitu, the tomb of Mahmud Ghazan, the shrine of Mohammad ibn Jafar Sadiq, the Congregation Mosque, the tower of Kashaneh, and the Shahrukhiya seminary, bath, and Zurkhan. There is a shrine in Chittagong, Bangladesh, that local people believe to be Bastami's tomb as well. This seems unlikely to be true, as Bastami was never known to have visited Bangladesh.
 
 
Burial:
Bastami Complex
Semnan, Iran
 
Created by: Steven Tynan
Record added: May 11, 2010
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Abu Yazid Bistami <i>a/k/a Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami a/k/a</i> Bayazid Bastami
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Abu Yazid Bistami <i>a/k/a Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami a/k/a</i> Bayazid Bastami
Added by: Steven Tynan
 
Abu Yazid Bistami <i>a/k/a Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami a/k/a</i> Bayazid Bastami
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