EMLĀ BOḴĀRĀʾĪ, MOḤAMMAD b. ʿAlāʾ-al-Dīn, Sufi poet of Arab descent, born in 1688 in Sangārak, Afghanistan, died in 1749 in Bukhara. He studied in the Bukhara madrasa and remained in that town until his death. He left a dīvān with ḡazals, qeṭʿas, and robāʿīs. Of the many manuscripts of his dīvān in the libraries of the former Soviet Union, twelve are in the Manuscript Fund of the Tajik Academy of Sciences in Dushanbe, one of which was written in the last year of the poet’s life.
Ṣadr-al-Dīn ʿAynī, Namunai adabiyoti tojik (Namūna-ye adabīyāt-e tājīk), Moscow, 1926, p. 171, with quotation of one ḡazal. Ensiklopediya-yi adabiot wa sanʿati tojik (Ensīklopedīā-ye adabīyāt wa ṣanʿat-e tājīk) I, Dushanbe, 1988, p. 503.
Katalog vostochnikh rukopisey AN Tadzh. SSR (Catalogue of Oriental MSS . . .), Dushanbe, 1970, IV, nos. 1248-59.
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