BADĪʿ BALḴĪ, ABŪ MOḤAMMAD BADĪʿ B. MOḤAMMAD B. MAḤMŪD BALḴĪ, poet of the 4th/10th century, contemporary and panegyrist of Abū Yaḥyā Ṭāher b. Fażl b. Moḥammad Čaḡānī (d. 381/991), one of the rulers of the Čaḡānīān district in Transoxiana. Some verses by him are quoted in the Lobāb al-albāb of ʿAwfī (Tehran, pp. 260-61), who also gives the name and lineage of his patron. Hedāyat (Majmaʿ al-foṣaḥāʾ I, pp. 456-62) attributed Badīʿ’s verses to Badāyeʿī Balḵī (q.v.), the poet of the 5th/11th century who wrote the didactic poem Pand-nāma-ye Nōšīravān or Rāḥat al-ensān; in fact he had mistaken the former’s name for the latter’s pen-name and mixed up their writings.
Nafīsī, Naẓm o naṯr, p. 23.
Ṣafā, Adabīyāt I, 5th ed., Tehran 1363 Š./1984, pp. 422-23.
Ḵayyāmpūr, Soḵanvarān, p. 81.
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