- February 28, 1919) was born in Jeyhounabad
and is considered one of the greatest leaders and mystics in Kurdish
and Ahl-e Haqq
history.Minorsky, Dr. Vladimir. "Notes sur la secte des Ahl-I Haqq", (Deuxieme partie), in Revue du Monde Musulman
, Volumes XLIV-XLV, 1921, 205-302. Two of his most famous works of poetry and history are Furqān al-Akhbar
(aka "The Firkan") and Ḥaqq al-Ḥaqāyiq yā Shāhnāmah-ʾi Ḥaqīqat
. According to Encyclopædia Britannica, "The chief source of information about the Ahl-e Haqq is the Firqan al-Akhbar
, written in... early 20th century by (Hajj Nemat)…"
Hajj Nemat's great-grandfather, Bayan Beg, accompanied Aga Abbas (one of the successors of Shah Hayas) to Jeyhounabad in the late 18th century. Bayan Beg's son, Esmail Beg, was Hajj Nemat’s grandfather.
Nematollah Jeyhounabadi was born in 1871 (1288 Hijri calendar
) in the small village of Kurdish Jeyhounabad. Before his birth, Persia was going through one of the worst droughts in history. His father, Bayan, named him Nematollah ("Grace of God") because on the day of his birth, Iran finally received the rain it so desperately needed.
In 1893 he married Sakina and they... Read More