He took part in battles against Khwaja Usman and Pratapaditya during the viceroyalty of Islam Khan, but during the later period he was engaged in the warfare in Kamarupa. When the prince Shahjahan revolted against his father Jahangir and came to Bengal, Mirza Nathan joined him and helped in his war operations, but when the prince left Bengal for the Deccan , Mirza Nathan went into hiding and was not heard of anymore. Believed to be living a retired life, he adopted the pseudonym of Ghaibi Invisible. The accounts of the several Magh invasions of the Mughal territory of Bhulua and the several Mughal invasions to Chittagong are found in greater details in the Bharistan; the Arakanese and the Portuguese sources give only a short account.

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He embarked on a pilgrimage that greatly enhanced his reputation and further solidified his importance through the Persian world. Jami fathered four sons, but three of them died before reaching their first year.

At the end of his life he was living in Herat. His epitaph reads "When your face is hidden from me, like the moon hidden on a dark night, I shed stars of tears and yet my night remains dark in spite of all those shining stars. Although, the actual date of his death is somewhat unknown the year of his death marks an end of both his greater poetry and contribution, but also a pivotal year of political changed where Spain was no longer inhabited by the Arabs after years. After his re-emergence into the social world he became involved in a broad range of social, intellectual and political actives in the cultural center of Herat.

Jami continued to grow in further understanding of God through miraculous visions and feats, hoping to achieve a great awareness of God in the company of one blessed by Him. In his view, love for the Prophet Mohammad was the fundamental stepping stone for starting on the spiritual journey.

Jami served as a master to several followers and to one student who asked to be his pupil who claimed never to have loved anyone, he said, "Go and love first, then come to me and I will show you the way. Jami continues to be known for not only his poetry, but his learned and spiritual traditions of the Persian speaking world.

His works range from prose to poetry, and from the mundane to the religious. He has also written works of history and science. The Haft Awrang also known as the long masnavis or mathnawis are a collection of seven poems. One of his most profound ideas was the mystical and philosophical explanations of the nature of divine mercy, which was a result of his commentary to other works.

Most of his own literature included illustrations that was not yet common for literature. In the last half-century Jami has begun to be neglected and his works forgotten, which reflects an overarching issue in the lack of research of Islamic and Persian studies.


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