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author of a Šāh-nāma, according to Bīrūnī (Āṯār al-bāqīa, pp. 99f.).
C. E. Bosworth
vizier of the Samanids in the last years of their power.
ascetic of Nīšāpūr (d. 405/1015).
(288-377/900-87), grammarian at the court of the Buyid ʿAżod-al-dawla (d. 366/977).
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.
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.
J. van Ess
Karrāmī theologian, fl. mid-4th/mid-10th century.
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.
J. A. Wakin
a Shafeʿite legal scholar and traditionist.
R. W. Bulliet
a distinguished ʿAbbasid general, twice governor of Egypt and once of Khorasan.