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Guidoboni and Comastri (2005) described al-Yafi'i as a Shafiae historian, known for his Sufism, who was born in Yemen around 1300 CE, settled at Mecca, went on journeys to Jerusalem and Damascus, and died in 1367 CE. Guidoboni and Comastri (2005) report his full name as Abdallah ben As'ad b. 'Ali b. Uthman b. Falah al-Shafri. His book Rawd al-rayahin contains biographies of about 500 saints and Sufis while Mir at al-janan is no more than a compilation ( Guidoboni and Comastri, 2005).