Mansur Al-Hallaj – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mansur al-Hallaj (Arabic: ابو المغيث الحسين بن منصور الحلاج Abū al-Muġīṭ Husayn Manṣūr al-Ḥallāğ; Persian: منصور حلاج Mansūr-e Ḥallāj) (c. 858 – March 26, 922) (Hijri c. 244 AH – 309 AH) was a Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism, who wrote exclusively in Arabic.
He is most famous for his poetry, accusation of heresy and for his execution at the orders of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation.ad
“I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart
He asked, ‘Who are You?’
I replied, ‘You’.