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  • 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.

  • 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.