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  • 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.

  • ABŪ ʿAWN

    R. W. Bulliet

    a distinguished ʿAbbasid general, twice governor of Egypt and once of Khorasan.