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  • AMA

    M. Boyce

    a minor Zoroastrian divinity, the hypostasis of strength, who appears in the Avestan hymn to Vərəθraγna (Yt. 14).

  • AʿMĀ

    I. Abbas

    7th-8th century poet from Azerbaijan who wrote in Arabic.

  • AMAHRASPAND

    Cross-Reference

    See AMƎŠA SPƎNTA.

  • AMAL AL-ĀMEL

    J. van Ess

    biographical dictionary of Shiʿite (Etnāʿašarī) scholars originating from the Jabal ʿĀmel in south Lebanon, composed by Moḥammad b. Ḥasan b. ʿAlī Mašḡarī, known as Ḥorr-e ʿĀmelī (1033-1104/1624-1693).

  • ʿAMALA

    P. Oberling

    (literally: workers, retainers), the retinue of a tribal chief, and the name of a number of tribes.

  • AMĀMA

    Abu’l-Qāsem Tafażżolī

    (also ʿAmāma), a village in the Lavāsān district at a distance of 39 km north of Tehran, located in a mountainous area 2,230 m above sea level.

  • ʿAMĀMA

    H. Algar

    (or ʿAMMĀMA, Arabic ʿEMĀMA), the turban. Imbued with symbolic significance, the turban was once the almost universal headgear of adult male Muslims. 

  • AMĀN-E AFḠĀN

    I. V. Pourhadi

    newspaper of Afghanistan during the reign of King Amānallāh (1337-48/1919-29). 

  • AMĀNALLĀH

    L. B. Poullada

    (1892-1961), ruler of Afghanistan (1919-29), first with the title of amir and from 1926 on with that of shah.  

  • AMĀNAT

    M. Baqir

    12th/18th century poet in Persian who imitated the style of his teacher, Mīrzā ʿAbd-al-Qāder Bīdel.

  • AMĀNAT KHAN ŠĪRĀZĪ

    W. E. Begley

    When Shah Jahān’s wife Momtāz Maḥall died in childbirth (17 Ḏu’l-qaʿda 1040/17 June 1631), ʿAbd-al-Ḥaqq was appointed to select the Koranic passages and design the calligraphy for her tomb. One year later, the emperor honored him with the title Amānat Khan and promoted him to the manṣab rank of 900.

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  • AMĀNI

    Fabrizio Speziale

    pen name of Amān-Allāh Khan, Ḵān-e Zamān, an Indo-Muslim physician and author of works on medicine (d. 1637).

  • ʿAMʿAQ BOḴARĀʾĪ

    J. Matīnī

    Having attained a degree of literary prowess in his home of Bokhara he went to the Qarakhanid court in Samarkand in 460/1068.

  • ĀMĀR

    Cross-Reference

    See DEMOGRAPHY.

  • AMAR NĀTH

    B. Ahmad

    Persian writer and poet of the Punjab under the Sikhs (1822-67).

  • ʿAMĀRA MARVAZĪ

    J. Matīnī

    Persian poet of the late Samanid/early Ghaznavid periods.

  • AMARANTH

    Cross-Reference

    See BOSTĀNAFRŪZ.

     

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    گل تاج خروس

    gol e taj khoros

  • ĀMĀRGAR

    D. N. MacKenzie, M. L. Chaumont

    a Middle and New Persian word designating a person holding a particular administrative post.

  • AʿMAŠ, ABŪ MOḤAMMAD

    E. Kohlberg

    SOLAYMĀN B. MEḤRĀN ASADĪ (in some sources, erroneously, Azdī) KĀHELĪ KŪFĪ, 1st-2nd/7th-8th century Shiʿite scholar, traditionist, and Koran reader.

  • AMASYA, PEACE OF

    M. Köhbach

    (8 Raǰab 962/29 May 1555), treaty signed between Iran and the Ottomans and observed for some twenty years.