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  • ABDĀL

    J. Chabbi

    An Arabic technical term designating one of the categories of awlīāʾ (“friends of God,” Muslim saints).

  • ABDĀL BEG

    E. Glassen

    one of the seven trusted Qezelbāš amirs (ahl-e eḵteṣāṣ) who, after the death of Solṭān ʿAlī (898/1493), accompanied the latter’s young brother and designated master of the Safavid order, Esmāʿīl, to Lāhīǰān, where he found refuge from the persecution of the Āq Qoyonlū rulers.

  • ABDĀL ČEŠTĪ

    M. Imam

    described by Jāmī as the foremost among the shaikhs of Češt. He was born in 260/874.

  • ABDĀL, QARA ŠEMSĪ

    T. Yazici

    (1244-1303/1828-86), a Turkish poet who also wrote poetry in Persian.

  • ABDĀLĪ

    C. M. Kieffer

    ancient name of a large tribe, or more particularly of a group of Afghan tribes, better known by the name of Dorrānī since the reign of Aḥmad Šāh Dorrānī (1747-72). 

  • ʿABDALLĀH

    L. Mackie

    Name appearing on four diverse, high-quality silks of the first half of the 17th century.

  • ʿABDALLĀH (2)

    I. H. Siddiqi

    Author of Tārīḵ-e Dāʾūdī, fl. early 17th century.

  • ʿABDALLĀH ANṢĀRĪ

    S. de Laugier de Beaureceuil

    Outstanding commentator of the Koran, traditionist, polemicist, and spiritual master (5th/11th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. AḤMAD

    Cross-Reference

    See EBN AL-BAYṬĀR.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿĀMER

    J. Lassner

    Arab general and governor active in Iran, b. in Mecca in 4/626.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. EBRĀHĪM

    C. P. Haase

    Timurid khan (k. 1451).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿĪSĀ

    L. Richter-Bernburg

    Medical author (early 5th/11th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ḴĀZEM

    D. M. Dunlop

    Arab military leader, governor of Khorasan (d. 691-92).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. MAYMŪN AL-QADDĀḤ

    H. Halm

    Legendary founder of the Qarmatian-Ismaʿili doctrine and alleged forefather of the Fatimid dynasty.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. MOʿĀVĪA

    D. M. Dunlop

    Rebel in western Iran in 744-47.

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. MOBĀRAK

    P. Nwyia

    Traditionist (736-97).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. NAJĀŠĪ

    ʿA. N. Monzavī

    Shiʿite governor of Ahvāz under the caliph Manṣūr (8th century).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿOMAR

    ʿA. Ḥabībī

    Author of an Arabic monograph on the city of Balḵ (d. after 610/1213).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ŠĀKER

    D. Pingree

    Expert in geometry (d. 1174-75).

  • ʿABDALLĀH B. ṬĀHER

    C. E. Bosworth

    Governor of Khorasan (9th century).