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Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari Biography and Poems

Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Abu al-Hasan al-Shushtari, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by al-Shushtari, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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al-Shushtari, Abu al-Hasan

Abu-al-Hasan Ali ben Abdallah al-Nuymari as-Shushtari (Arabic: ) or Al-Sustari (1212 in Guadix – 1269 in Damietta ) was an Andalusian Sufi poet. His poetry was designed to be sung, in songs employing simple monorhymes to praise God with everyday musical idiom, which won wide recognition beyond the hundreds of disciples in his own Shushtariyya brotherhood.

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