Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi

Qutb al-Dīn Al-Shirāzī was born in Shirāz in 1236 CE and died in Tabrīz in 1311. He came from a family with a medical background. He received his preliminary medical education from his father, who was a well-known ophtalmologist, at Muzaffarī Hospital in Shirāz. He was educated in theology, medical sciences and sufism. Following his fathers death, he started work at the Mudhaffarī Hospital when he was 14. In 1260, he went to Marāgha and joined Nasīr al-Dīn n al-Tūsī’s study circle. Afterwards, he travelled to Baghdad and stayed for a short time at the Nizamiyah School there. Al-Shirāzī met with Mawlanā Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī in 1271 in Konya (Turkey). He worked as a qādī (judge) in Malatya for a while, and then worked as a lecturer in Sivas Gok Madrasa. Then He then moved to Tabrīz where he died in 1311.


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