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  • ABŪ ʿALĪ AḤMAD B. ŠĀḎĀN

    C. E. Bosworth

    governor (ʿamīd) of Balḵ and northern Afghanistan under the Saljuq ruler of Khorasan, Čaḡrī Beg Dāʾūd, and then under his son, Alp Arslan.

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ BALḴĪ

    Dj. Khaleghi-Motlagh

    author of a Šāh-nāma, according to Bīrūnī (Āṯār al-bāqīa, pp. 99f.).

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ DĀMḠĀNĪ

    C. E. Bosworth

    vizier of the Samanids in the last years of their power.

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ DAQQĀQ

    J. Chabbi

    ascetic of Nīšāpūr (d. 405/1015).

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ FĀRESĪ

    I. Abbas

    (288-377/900-87), grammarian at the court of the Buyid ʿAżod-al-dawla (d. 366/977).

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ MESKAVAYH

    Cross-Reference

    Persian chancery official and treasury clerk of the Buyid period, boon companion, litterateur and accomplished writer in Arabic on a variety of topics, including history, theology, philosophy and medicine (d. 421/1030). See MESKAVAYH, ABU ʿALI AḤMAD.

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ QALANDAR

    Kh. A. Nizami

    (also known as SHAH BŪ ʿALĪ QALANDAR), Indian poet and saint, d. 725/1324. His mausoleum at Panipat remains a popular center for pilgrimage.

  • ABŪ ʿAMR AL-MĀZOLĪ

    J. van Ess

    Karrāmī theologian, fl. mid-4th/mid-10th century.

  • ABŪ ʿAṬĀ

    G. Tsuge

    one of the twelve modes in the dastgāh system of classical Iranian music; more precisely, it should be called āvāz-e Abū ʿAṭā or naḡma-ye Abū ʿAṭā.

  • ABŪ ʿAWĀNA

    J. A. Wakin

    a Shafeʿite legal scholar and traditionist.