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  • BAAT

    N. Sims-Williams, J. Russell

    an Iranian middle personal name; Baat is the name of a disciple of Mani mentioned in the Coptic “crucifixion narrative”. The word is borrowed in Armenian in the form “Bat” which translates to the name of the “nahapet” (family head).

  • BĀB (1)

    D. M. MacEoin

    “door, gate, entrance,” a term of varied application in Shiʿism and related movements.

  • BĀB (2)

    H. Algar

    Title given to certain Sufi shaikhs of Central Asia.

  • BĀB AL-ABWĀB

    cross-reference

    Ancient city in Dāḡestān on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, located at the entrance to the narrow pass between the Caucasus foothills and the sea. See DARBAND (1).

  • BĀB AL-BĀB

    cross-reference

    Shaikhi ʿālem who became the first convert to Babism, provincial Babi leader in Khorasan, and organizer of Babi resistance in Māzandarān (1814-49). See BOŠRŪʾĪ.

  • BĀB, ʿAli Moḥammad Širāzi

    D. M. MacEoin

    (1819-1850), the founder of Babism, from a mercantile family with activities in Shiraz and Būšehr.

  • BĀB-E FARḠĀNĪ

    cross-reference

    title given to certain Sufi shaikhs of Central Asia. See BĀB (2).

  • BĀB-E HOMĀYŪN

    A. Sh. Shahbazi

    name of a gate and its connecting street in the Qajar citadel of Tehran. Once known as “Sardar Almasiya”, the gate was renamed to Bab-E Homayun and rebuilt as a two-storied structure.

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  • BĀB-E MĀČĪN

    cross-reference

    title given to certain Sufi shaikhs of Central Asia. See BĀB (2).

  • BĀBĀ AFŠĀR

    cross-reference

    , MĪRZĀ. See ḤAKĪMBĀŠĪ.