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  • ʿALĪ AKBAR ḤOSAYNĪ ARDESTĀNĪ

    K. A. Nizami

    Indo-Muslim taḏkera writer, remembered solely for his unpublished Maǰmaʿ al-awlīāʾ, an encyclopedia of Sufi saints compiled in 1043/1633-34 and dedicated to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān (1037-68/1628-58).

  • ʿALĪ AKBAR ḴEṬĀʾĪ

    T. Yazici

    (15th-16th centuries), author of the Persian Ḵeṭāy-nāma or “Book of Cathay,” i.e., of China.

  • ʿALĪ AKBAR ŠAHMĪRZĀDĪ

    M. Momen

    known as Ḥāǰǰ Āḵund, a prominent Iranian Bahāʾī (b. 1842).

  • ʿALĪ AL-AʿLĀ

    H. Algar

    (d. 822/1419), also known as Amīr Sayyed ʿAlī, principal successor of Fażlallāh Astarābādī, founder of the Ḥorūfī sect.

  • ʿALĪ AL-HĀDĪ

    W. Madelung

    the 10th imam of the Emāmī Shiʿites (d. 254/868).

  • ʿALĪ AL-NAQĪ

    Cross-Reference

    IMAM. See ʿALĪ AL-HĀDĪ.

  • ʿALĪ AL-REŻĀ

    W. Madelung

    the eighth Imam of the Emāmī Shiʿites.

  • ʿALĪ ĀQĀ TABRĪZĪ, MIRZA

    Cross-Reference

    See ṮEQAT-AL-ESLĀM.

  • ʿALĪ AṢḠAR

    J. Calmard

    Imam Ḥosayn’s youngest son, killed at Karbalā (10 Moḥarram 61/10 October 680).

  • ʿALĪ AṢḠAR BORŪJERDĪ

    L. P. Elwell-Sutton

    author of several works including the ʿAqāʾed al-šīʿa, written in 1263/1874 and dedicated to Moḥammad Shah Qāǰār.