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  • ABŪ NAṢR MOŠKĀN

    H. Moayyad

    head of the Ghaznavid chancery under Maḥmūd and Masʿūd from 401/1011-12 till his death in 431/1039-40.

  • ABŪ NAṢR MOSTAWFĪ

    K. A. Luther

    well-known official of the Saljuqs of Iraq.

  • ABŪ NAṢR ʿOTBĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See ʿOTBĪ, ABŪ NAṢR.

  • ABŪ NOʿAYM AL-EṢFAHĀNĪ

    W. Madelung

    famous traditionist and author of the collection of Sufi biographies Ḥelyat al-awlīāʾ.

  • ABŪ ʿOBAYDA MAʿMAR

    C. E. Bosworth

    Arabic philologist and grammarian (probably 110-209/728-824, but the sources have other, slightly different dates).

  • ABŪ ʿOṮMĀN RABĪʿA

    L. A. Giffen

    often called RABĪʿAT-AL-RAʾY, important lawyer of the ancient school of Medina and transmitter of Traditions from Companions of the Prophet, died 136/753. 

  • ABŪ RAJĀʾ ḠAZNAVĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See ḠAZNAVĪ, ABŪ RAJĀʾ.

  • ABŪ RAŠĪD NĪSĀBŪRĪ

    D. W. Madelung

    Muʿtazilite scholar. He was probably born not later than 360/970.

  • ABŪ SAʿD TOSTARĪ

    S. D. Goitein

    businessman and quasi-vizier in Fatimid Egypt, d. 439/1047.

  • ABŪ SAHL ḤAMDOWĪ

    Ḡ. Ḥ. Yūsofī

    Ghaznavid official of the 4th-5th/11th century.

  • ABŪ SAHL ḴOJANDĪ

    C. E. Bosworth

    vizier of the Ghaznavids in the 5th/11th century. 

  • ABŪ SAHL KŪHĪ

    D. Pingree

    (also QŪHĪ), mathematician and astronomer.

  • ABŪ SAHL LAKŠAN

    Ḡ. Ḥ. Yūsofī

     official under the Ghaznavid amirs Maḥmūd (388-421/998-1030) and Masʿūd (421-32/1031-41).

  • ABŪ SAHL NAWBAḴT

    D. Pingree

    2nd/8th century astrologer and author.  

  • ABŪ SAHL NAWBAḴTĪ

    W. Madelung

    a prominent member of the Nawbaḵtī family and noted Imamite leader and scholar.

  • ABŪ SAHL ZŪZANĪ

    Ḡ. Ḥ. Yūsofī

    courtier and official under the Ghaznavid amirs Maḥmūd (388-421/998-1030) and Masʿūd (421-32/1031-41), d. ca. 440-50/1050-59.

  • ABŪ SAʿĪD ABI’L-ḴAYR

    G. Böwering

    famous Iranian mystic, born 1 Moḥarram 357/7 December 967 at Mēhana, a small town in Khorasan, about fifty miles west of Saraḵs, and died there 4 Šaʿbān 440/12 January 1049.

  • ABŪ SAʿĪD BAHĀDOR KHAN

    P. Jackson

    ninth Il-khan of Iran, the son and successor of Öljeitü (Ūlǰāytū).

  • ABŪ SAʿĪD JANNĀBĪ

    W. Madelung

    founder of the Qarmaṭī state in Baḥrain (b. between 230/845, and 240/855, d. 300/913 or 301/913-14). 

  • ABŪ SAʿĪD KHAN

    Y. Bregel

    cousin of Šaybānī Khan and great-grandson of Uluḡ Beg in the female line, khan of the Uzbeks of Transoxania (936-40/1530-33).