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C. J. Brunner
“great king” of the Pahlava dynasty in Drangiana, Arachosia, Gandhāra, and perhaps loosely over the Indus region.
an eccentric religious devotee of Kūfa, who also lived for periods at Baghdad, late 2nd/8th to early 3rd/9th centuries.
An Arabic technical term designating one of the categories of awlīāʾ (“friends of God,” Muslim saints).
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.
described by Jāmī as the foremost among the shaikhs of Češt. He was born in 260/874.
(1244-1303/1828-86), a Turkish poet who also wrote poetry in Persian.
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).
Name appearing on four diverse, high-quality silks of the first half of the 17th century.
I. H. Siddiqi
Author of Tārīḵ-e Dāʾūdī, fl. early 17th century.
S. de Laugier de Beaureceuil
Outstanding commentator of the Koran, traditionist, polemicist, and spiritual master (5th/11th century).