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  • ABŪ KĀLĪJĀR GARŠĀSP (II)

    C. E. Bosworth

    member of the Dailamite dynasty of the Kakuyids (d. 536/1141?).

  • ABŪ LOʾLOʾA

    Ch. Pellat

    a Persian slave of Moḡīra b. Šoʿba, the governor of Baṣra, who assassinated the caliph ʿOmar b. al-Ḵaṭṭāb, on Wednesday, 26 Ḏu’l-ḥeǰǰa 23/2 November 644.

  • ABŪ MANṢŪR ʿABD-AL-RAZZĀQ

    Dj. Khaleghi-Motlagh

    dehqān (landowner) of Ṭūs, official under the Samanids, and patron of a lost prose Šāh-nāma (Šāh-nāma-ye Abū Manṣūrī).

  • ABŪ MANṢŪR FARĀMARZ

    C. E. Bosworth

    eldest son of the Kakuyid amir of Jebāl, ʿAlāʾ-al-dawla Moḥammad b. Došmanzīār.

  • ABŪ MANṢŪR HERAVĪ

    L. Richter-Bernburg

    (fl. ca. 370-80/980-90), author of the oldest preserved Persian text on materia medicaKetāb al-abnīa ʿan ḥaqāʾeq al-adwīa.

  • ABŪ MANṢŪR MAʿMARĪ

    Dj. Khalegi-Motlagh

    minister (dastūr) of Abū Manṣūr b. ʿAbd-al-Razzāq (d. 350/961), a military commander of Khorasan under the Samanids.

  • ABŪ MANṢŪR ṬŪSĪ

    D. Pingree

    mathematician.

  • ABŪ MAʿŠAR

    D. Pingree

    astronomer and astrologer, born in Balḵ on 20 Ṣafar 171/10 August 787. 

  • ABŪ MOSLEM EṢFAHĀNĪ

    Wilferd Madelung

    secretary, official, man of letters, and Muʿtazilite Koran commentator, b. 254/868, probably in Isfahan.

  • ABŪ MOSLEM ḴORĀSĀNĪ

    Ḡ. Ḥ. Yūsofī

    prominent leader in the ʿAbbasid cause. 

  • ABŪ MOṬĪʿ AL-BALḴĪ

    L. A. Giffen

    faqīh, judge, and traditionist, disciple of Abū Ḥanīfa, died 183/799 in Balḵ.

  • ABU MUSĀ i - ii

    E. Ehlers

    island in the Persian Gulf.

  • ABU MUSĀ iii

    Guive Mirfendereski

    (Bu Musā), a small island in the eastern Persian Gulf (25°52′ N, 55°2′ E).

  • ABŪ MŪSĀ AŠʿARĪ

    G. R. Hawting

    a Companion of the Prophet and important participant in the troubles which occupied the caliphate of ʿAlī. 

  • ABŪ MŪSĀ MORDĀR

    J. van Ess

    theologian and ascetic, early representative of the Baghdad branch of the Moʿtazela (d. 226/840-41).

  • ABŪ NAṢR AḤMAD

    C. E. Bosworth

    Samanid amir in Transoxania and Khorasan (295-301/907-14).

  • ABŪ NAṢR AL-ESMĀʿĪLĪ

    W. M. Watt

    an alleged teacher of Abū Ḥāmed Ḡazālī (450-505/1058-1111).

  • ABŪ NAṢR FĀMĪ

    C. E. Bosworth

    (472-546/1079-1151), local historian of Herat in the Saljuq period.

  • ABŪ NAṢR FĀRĀBĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See FĀRĀBĪ, ABŪ NAṢR.

  • ABŪ NAṢR FĀRSĪ

    C. E. Bosworth

    Official, soldier and poet of the Ghaznavid empire, flourished in the second half of the 5th/11th century during the reigns of the sultans Ebrāhīm b. Masʿūd I and Masʿūd III b. Ebrāhīm.