Hz. Behlol Kufi Rehmatullah alaih

Great Sufi saint of Baghdad, his stories are regarded as pearls of wisdom for generation to come

Baghdad, Iraq

Coordinates: 33.336045, 44.363663

Hz. Behlol Kufi رحمة الله عليه was the common name of Wahab ibn Amr, a companion of Hz. Imam Musa al-Kadhim عليه اسلام.

He lived in the time of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid. He was a well known judge and scholar who came from a wealthy background.

Hz. Behlol Kufi رحمة الله عليه was born in Kufa and his real name is Wahab bin Amr.

He was devoted to Allah; he was an intelligent and virtuous scholar.

He was the master of the mind and manners; he spoke with the best of answers ready on his lips; he protected his faith and the Shariah.

Hz. Behlol Kufi رحمة الله عليه became insane at the Imam’s command for the love of Ahl al-Bayt, and so he could enforce the rights of which they had been wronged.

Stories attributed to him are very famous throughout the Muslim World.