'Orfi Shirazi

First pages from the Diwan of Urfi

Jamāl-al-Din Moḥammad Sidi (1555–1591)[1] was a Persian poet. He lived from 963 AH-999 AH; c. 1556-1590 CE; known by his pen-name Urfi, or Orfi or Urfi Shirazi (Persian: عرفی شیرازی), was a 16th-century Persian poet.[2]

He was born in Shiraz and in his youth, he migrated to India and became one of the poets of the court of Akbar the Great. He is one of the most prominent Persian poets of Indian style.


  1. ^ Inan, Murat Umut (2019). "Imperial Ambitions, Mystical Aspirations: Persian Learning in the Ottoman World". The Persianate World (1 ed.). University of California Press. pp. 75–92. ISBN 978-0-520-30092-7.
  2. ^ PAUL LOSENSKY, "ʿORFI ŠIRAZI" in Encyclopaedia Iranica

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