Abu Hafs Umar al-Suhrawardi (Persian:عمر سهروردى) fixme (1144 - 1234) was an Iranian Sufi from Choresmia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Sufism ( تصوّف - taṣawwuf, Persian: صوفیگری sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf, Urdu: تصوف
He expanded the Sufi order of Suhrawardiyya, that had been created by his uncle Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi, obtaining the support of the caliph. Suhrawardiyya ( Arabic: سهروردية) is the name of a Sufi order founded by Iranian Sufi Diya al-din Abu 'n-Najib as-Suhrawardi ( 1097 – Abu al-Najib al-Suhrawardi (1097–1168 CE was an Iranian Sufi. The Caliph is the Head of state in a Caliphate, and the title for the leader of the Islamic Ummah, an Islamic community ruled by the Shari'ah
Other transliterations: Shaykh Shihab al-Din ‘Umar al-Suhrawardi, Shaykh 'Abu Hafs al-Suhrawardi, Hadrat Shaykh Shihab al-Din `Umar b. `Abd Allah al-Suhrawardi.
He wrote 'Awarif al-Ma'ârif.