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Farqad Sabakhi

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Farqad Sabakhi

Saint Farqad Sabakhi
Preacher, Mystic, Theologian
Born c. 650-70 C.E.
Died c. 729/30 C.E.
Honored in
Influences Prophets of Islam, Hasan of Basra
Influenced Maruf Karkhi
Ascetic Sufism

Farqad Sabakhi (died 729) was an Armenian Islamic preacher and an associate of Hasan al-Basri.[1] He was thus one of the Tabi'een (i.e. of the generation that succeeded the Sahabah). Farqad as-Sabakhi was formerly a Christian. It is noted that Farqad as-Sabakhi may have mentored Maruf Karkhi, who was a pivotal figure in Sufism.[1] As-Sabakhi was known for his ascetic lifestyle and his knowledge of Judeo-Christian scriptures.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Historical dictionary of Sufism By John Renard, pg. 87
  2. ^ Islamic mysticism: a short history, pg. 14
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