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L. P. Elwell-Sutton and P. Mohajer
a daily morning newspaper that first appeared in Tehran on 16 December, 1967.
(Sign of God; Engl. Ayatullah, Ayatollah), an honorific title awarded by popular usage to mojtaheds, particularly the foremost among them.
(b. 1288/1871; d. 1332 Š./1953), son of Mollā Moḥammad-Taqī Āḵūnd Taftī, Bahāʾi missionary, journalist, author, and teacher.
favorite Turkish slave of the Ghaznavid Sultan Maḥmūd, whose passion for Ayāz is a recurrent theme in Persian poetry, where he is also called Ayās or Āyāz.
(Uzbek “cave dweller”), now called Samangān, capital of Samangān province, associated with several important archeological sites.
N. H. Zaidi
founder of the Moʿezzī or Slave Dynasty and the first Muslim king of India, also called Ībak (moon chieftain) and Aybak Šel.
Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
(Mirrors with cover doors, Tehran, 1992), one of the last major works by Hushang Golshiri.
(Turk. Oymaq), a term designating tribal peoples in Khorasan and Afghanistan, mostly semi-nomadic or semi-sedentary, in contrast to the fully sedentary, non-tribal population of the area.
ATĀBAK-E AʿẒAM (1845-1926) son of Solṭān Aḥmad Mīrzā ʿAżod-al-dawla, Fatḥ-ʿAlī Shah’s forty-eighth son and a prominent political figure of Moẓaffar-al-dīn Shah’s reign (1896-1907).
(492/1098-526/1131), brilliant mystic philosopher and Sufi martyr.