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Khajoo Kermani

Original name: Kamal Uddin Abu al-Ata Mahmud ibn Ali ibn Mahmud

Field of work: poetry, mysticism, mathematics and medicine

Born: 1280, Kerman

Died: 1352, Shiraz

Writing style: Iraqi style

Biography of Khajoo Kermani

Khajoo Kermani was born in Kerman at the end of the thirteen century AD. His date of birth has been recorded in 1352 AD.   In addition to acquiring the usual knowledge of his youth, he also traveled to places such as Isfahan, Syria, Azerbaijan, Rey, Iraq and Egypt. And spent a short time after returning from these long trips to Sirjan and Shiraz.

Khajoo Kermani had most of the knowledge of his time, according to the method of the writers of the time, and was proficient in other sciences such as astronomy. The eloquence of Khajoo Kermani can be shown from the value of his speech in ode, sonnet and various poems ,  in Ghazal, he followed Saadi, and in this regard It is considered a group of poets whose lyric poems are in the period of Hafez and Saadi, that is, they have romantic themes along with mystical, mystical and legal themes. He has used very difficult rhymes and lines in the sonnets and some critics of the speech have called this psychological and pleasant feature of him the seeker of Saadi.

Khajoo Kermani’s style of poetry is mystical. In Khajoo Kermani’s lyric poems, mystical themes are explicitly stated, but in these poems, which have influenced poets such as Hafez, the struggle against asceticism, hypocrisy, and the discredit of the world and mafias are mentioned. In the style of Sanai, he recited poems and tried to imitate Ferdowsi in epic poetry. He was particularly proficient in medical and board mathematics. In Khajoo Kermani’s poems, humor and social criticism are common. He was a talented poet in the fields of ode, Masnavi and ghazal, so that Hafez as mentioned, tended to Khajoo Kermani’s speech method and therefore these two poets are similar in speech style.

Khajoo Kermani died in Shiraz in 1352 AD. His tomb is located in Qoran Gate, at the beginning of the Shiraz-Isfahan road.  This tomb was built in 1937 AD. The tomb of this poet is located in a roofless area.