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Carl W. Ernst; Fayzi's Illuminationist Interpretation of Vedanta: The Shariq al-ma`rifa. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 December 2010; 30 (3): 356–364. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-2010-019
The Mogul court poet Fayzi (AD 1547–95) is credited with the composition of the Shariq al-ma`rifa, a Persian text offering an interpretation of Indian philosophy drawing on Sufi and Neoplatonic (Illuminationist) terms and categories. This article examines how the author subordinates Vedantic thought to an Islamicate framework.