Qutb ad-Dīn Haydar

Qutb ad-Dīn Haydar
Title Qutb ad-Dīn Haydar
Died 1221 CE (618 Hijri)
Religion Islam

Qutb ad-Dīn Haydar was a Persian Sufi saint and Malāmatī-Qalāndārī Sheikh, of possible Turkic origin,[1] and is buried in Zava, Khurasan. Qazvini, author of the Tarikh-i guzida, states Haydar was alive at the time of the Mongol invasion in 1220 and died in 1221 CE/618 AH.[2]

Haydar - the Persian form of his name is Heydar - founded an order of mendicant dervishes called as the Haydariyya known for their celibacy and self-mortification through piercing their own bodies with iron rings. His followers also wore felt and walked barefoot.[3]

He is also known by Heyder.


  1. Woods, John E. and Ernest Tucker, History and historiography of post-Mongol Central Asia and the Middle East, (GmBh & Co., 2006), 31.
  2. Woods, 31.
  3. Woods, 31.

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