Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis

Pages: 160
Subject: Religion: Islam
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis

Shahzad Bashir

Captures the achievements of this Sufi thinker and founder of the Gnostic Hurufism
9781851683857 (23 May 2005)
RRP £25.00 / US$30.00

The Book

Fazlallah Astarabadi was a 14th-century Islamic religious leader who believed that the world was about to come to an end. This book is the first comprehensive study of Astarabadi's life and thought and also offer a history of his movement. It emphasizes the diversity of medieval Islam by describing an apocalyptic movement founded on the idea that the cosmos contains embedded secrets that become manifest through extraordinary human beings.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Series Makers of the Muslim World
Pages 160
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

Shahzad Bashir is Assistant Professor of Religion at Carleton College in Minnesota. His published works include Messianic Hope and Mystical Visions: The Nurbakhshiya between Medieval and Modern Islam.


"This is an excellent introduction"

- International Journal of Middle East Studies

Table of Contents


1. Early Life

2. Enlightenment

3. Death

4. Cosmos and Humanity

5. Apocalypse, Language, and Salvation

6. Shrine and Successors

7. Legacy