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  • ABŪ YAʿQŪB JORJĀNĪ

    J. van Ess

    disciple of Ebn Karrām (d. 255/869).  

  • ABŪ YAʿQŪB SEJESTĀNĪ

    P. E. Walker

    one of the most important of the early Ismaʿili dāʿīs.

  • ABU YAZĪD BESṬĀMI

    Cross-Reference

    See BESṬĀMĪ, BĀYAZĪD.

  • ABŪ YŪSOF QAZVINI

    W. Madelung

    Muʿtazilite scholar and author of an immense Koran commentary, born Šaʿbān, 393/June, 1003 (according to another report 391) in Qazvīn.

  • ABŪ ZAYD B. MOḤAMMAD KĀŠĀNĪ

    O. Watson

    perhaps the single most important luster potter of Kāšān known to us. More signed and dated works (from 587/1191 to 616/1219) are known by him than by any other potter, and his signature occurs on a greater variety of wares, including both tiles and vessels.

  • ABŪ ZAYD BALḴĪ

    W. M. Watt

    noted scholar in both Islamic and philosophical disciplines, but now known chiefly as a geographer. He was born in the village of Šāmestīān, near Balḵ in Khorasan, ca. 235/849 and died there in Ḏu’l-qaʿda, 322/October, 934. 

  • ABŪ ZAYD KĀŠĀNĪ

    O. Watson

    a potter who signed a ceramic bowl in the enameled (mīnāʾī) technique dated 4 Moḥarram 582/26 March 1186.

  • ABŪ ZAYN KAḤḤĀL

    L. Richter-Bernburg

    author of the medical text Šarāyeṭ-e ǰarrāḥī; its dedication to the Timurid Šāhroḵ (r. 807-50/1404-47) provides the only context for his life.

  • ABU'L-KHAYRIDS

    Yuri Bregel

    name used for the dynasty that ruled the khanate of Bukhara in 906-1007/1500-99. Until recently, this dynasty was incorrectly called in Western literature “Shaybanids” (or “Shibanids”).

  • ABŪZAYDĀBĀD

    E. Yarshater

    Oasis village of the province of Kāšān, called Būzābād for short and Bīzeva in the local dialect. It is situated 30 km to the east and slightly to the south of the city of Kāšān.

  • ABŪZAYDĀBĀDĪ

    E. Yarshater

    (Būzābādī for short), a variety of the local dialects of Kāšān province, spoken in the village of Abūzaydābād and its farms, and belonging to the Central or Median group of Iranian dialects.

  • ABU’L-ʿABBĀS ʿANBARĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See ʿANBARĪ.

  • ABU’L-ʿABBĀS MARVAZĪ

    Dj. Khaleghi-Motlagh

    Sufi, jurist, and traditionist, one of the first poets to write in New Persian. 

  • ABU’L-ʿALĀʾ ʿAṬĀʾ

    C. E. Bosworth

    secretary and poet of the Ghaznavid period, d. 491/1098.

  • ABU’L-ʿALĀʾ GANJAVĪ

    Ż. Sajjādi

    6th/12th century poet at the court of Ḵāqān Faḵr-al-dīn Manūčehr Šervānšāh. 

  • ABU’L-ʿALĀʾ HAMADĀNĪ

    L. A. Giffen

    saintly specialist in the science of Koran readings (qerāʾāt) and Tradition, born in Hamadān in 488/1090 and died in 569/1173.

  • ABU’L-ʿALĀʾ ŠOŠTARĪ

    M. Zand

    early Persian poet and prosodist (the earliest known from the Šoštar area).

  • ABU’L-ʿAMAYṮAL

    I. Abbas

    Tahirid court poet.

  • ABU’L-ʿANBAS ṢAYMARĪ

    D. Pingree

    astrologer and author, born at Kūfa, 213/828; died 275/889. 

  • ABU’L-BAQĀʾ

    H. Algar

    author of Jāmeʿ al-maqāmāt on the life of the Naqšbandī saint, Mawlānā Ḵᵛāǰagī Kāsānī (d. 949/1542), written in 1028/1618.