BAYAZID BASTAMI. NINTH CENTURY PERSIA. from Al-Momenon: The Faithful Authored by Hazrateh MahTalat Etemad-Moghadam Angha Published by the. Persian Sufi mystic. Bayazid Bistami. edit . Bayazid Bastami 2, × 1,; MB bestami-bastami-bayazid-abu-yazid-tayfur-b. 0 references. Abū Yazīd Ṭayfūr b. ʿĪsā b. Surūshān al-Bisṭāmī (al-Basṭāmī) (d. /–5 or /–9), commonly known in the Iranian world as Bāyazīd Bisṭāmī, was a  School‎: ‎Sunni.


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Background Bayazid bastami name Bastami means "from Bastam". Bayazid's grandfather was a Zoroastrian who converted to Islam. All of them were ascetics. Bayazid was born to Tayfur.

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Not much is known of his childhood, but Bayazid spent most of his time in isolation bayazid bastami his house and the mosque. Bayazid Bastami took this a step further and bayazid bastami the importance of ecstasy, referred to in his words as drunkenness sukr or wajda means of self-annihilation in the Divine Presence.

Before him, Bayazid bastami 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.

Bastami was one of the first to speak of "annihilation of the self in God" fana fi 'Allah' and "subsistence through God" baqa' bi 'Allah. The "annihilation of the self" fana fi 'Allah' refers to disregarding everything in this world because of one's love towards God.

When a person enters the state of fana it is believed that one is closest bayazid bastami God. His paradoxical sayings gained a wide circulation and soon exerted a captivating influence over the minds of students who aspired to understand the meaning bayazid bastami the wahdat al-wujud, Unity of Being.

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When Bayazid died he was over seventy years old. Before he died, someone asked him his age. For seventy years I was veiled. I got rid of my veils only four years ago.

Bayazid was most famous for openly expressing himself. Unlike the sufi Junayd who was a sober sufi, meaning that he reserved his feelings within himself and not allowing for such expressions to be observed bayazid bastami the outside world. This bayazid bastami the acceptable comportment of a Sufi, however when Bayazid began to express himself openly, many shunned him.

The people opposed to his openness accused Bayazid of being a heretic due to his bizarre sayings. Not only his sayings are controversial, but Bayazid also claimed to have bayazid bastami through the 7 heavens in his dream. These sayings are some of Bayazid's famous sayings that caused him to be labeled as an intoxicated Sufi.

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This seems unlikely to be true, as Bastami was bayazid bastami known to have visited Bangladesh. However, Sufi teachers were greatly influential in the spread of Islam in Bengal and bayazid bastami might explain the belief.


The Islamic scholars of Bangladesh usually regard the tomb at Chittagong attributed to him as a jawab, or imitation.