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Shah Nematollah Vali (also spelled as Ne'matollah, Ni'matallah and Ni'mat Allah, Nimatullah Wali), was an Islamic scholar and a Sufi poet from the 14th and 15th centuries. He was one of the important Masters of Sufism in the history of mysticism.
He was born in Aleppo, Syria. He travelled widely through the Muslim world, learning the philosophies of many masters.
After meeting with Abdollah Yafe'i in Mecca and seven years study to become a teacher, he was sent out for a round of travels.
He temporarily resided near Samarkand, along the great Central Asian Silk Road. It was here that he met the conqueror Tamerlane, but to avoid conflict with the worldly ruler, he soon left and eventually settled in the Persian region of Kerman, where he died.
His shrine is in nearby town, Mahan.
Today the Nimatullah Sufi Order is one of the most important Sufi orders of Iran.
He also has a left a Persian Language Diwan (poetry).This contained predictions about the events which would occur on-wards in the world.

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