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(1061-1119/1650-1707), a distinguished Kurdish poet, mystic, scholar, and intellectual who is regarded by some as the founder of Kurdish nationalism.
L. A. Desai
Major city of Gujarat state in western India and a former center of Persian culture.
a small, sedentary Kurdish tribe of western Iran.
Z. A. Desai
major city and province in the state of Maharashtra in western India, founded about 900/1495 by Malek Aḥmad Neẓām-al-molk, a Bahmanī governor, on the site where he had earlier won a battle against his sovereign’s forces.
K. A. Nizami
(d. 1243/1827), a Panjabi saint and Češtī hagiographer.
C. M. Kieffer
“descendants of Aḥmad” (sing. Aḥmadzay), a Paṧtō clan and tribal name.
C. E. Bosworth
(or BANU’L-AḤRĀR), in Arabic literally “the free ones,” a name applied by the Arabs at the time of the Islamic conquests to their Persian foes in Iraq and Iran.
J. M. Rogers
(806-96/1404-90), influential Naqšbandī of Transoxania.
"demon," God’s adversary in the Zoroastrian religion.