Table of Contents

  • BAHĀʾ-AL-DĪN NAQŠBAND

    H. Algar

    , ḴᵛĀJA MOḤAMMAD B. MOḤAMMAD BOḴĀRĪ (1318-91), eponym of the Naqšbandīya, one of the most vigorous and widespread Sufi orders.

  • BAHĀʾ-AL-DĪN SOLṬĀN WALAD

    M. I. Waley

    , MOḤAMMAD (1226-1312), Sufi shaikh and poet, son and eventual successor of Mawlānā Jalāl-al-Dīn Rūmī.

  • BAHĀʾ-ALLĀH

    Juan Cole

    (1817-92), MĪRZĀ ḤOSAYN-ʿALĪ NŪRĪ,  founder of the Bahai religion or Bahaism. 

  • BAHĀDOR

    C. Fleischer

    a Turco-Mongol honorific title, attached to a personal name, signifying “hero, valiant warrior.”

  • BAHĀDOR JANG, AMIR

    A. Gheissari

    , ḤOSAYN PASHA KHAN, the head of the royal guards (kešīkčībāšī) and minister of court under Moẓaffar-al-Dīn Shah (r. 1896-1907).

  • BAHĀDOR KHAN

    cross-reference

    See ABŪ ḠĀZĪ.

  • BAHĀDOR SHAH I, II

    cross-reference

    See MUGHALS.

  • BAHĀʾI TABRIZI

    Tahsin Yazici

    , AḤMAD (1874-1925), Persian calligrapher and poet.

  • BAHAISM

    Multiple Authors

    or Bahai faith, a religion founded in the nineteenth century by Bahāʾ-Allāh that grew out of the Iranian messianic movement of Babism and developed into a world religion with internationalist and pacifist emphases.

  • BAHAISM xiv. Nineteen Day Feast

    Moojan Momen

    a gathering of the Bahai community every nineteen days that has devotional, administrative, and social aspects and is the core of community life.