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poet and author of philosophical works in Persian (d. ca. 1213-14).
Persian poet of the 15th-16th centuries.
a major Shaikh of the Češtīya mystic order, born in the last quarter of the 12th century in Kahtwāl near Moltān, Punjab. See GANJ-E ŠAKAR, Farid-al-Din Masʿud.
A. S. Melikian-Chirvani
11th-century mausoleum in northern Afghanistan, some 40 miles west of Balḵ. It follows the simple plan of the earliest Islamic mausoleums in the Iranian world—a single square room with a cupola resting on squinches.
16th-century calligrapher, poet, and craftsman.
R. C. Henrickson
archeological site in northeastern Luristan, important primarily for excavations of first-millennium B.C. levels.This Article Has Images/Tables.
popular name of Shaikh Abū ʿAbdallāh Moḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh b. ʿObaydallāh Bākūya Šīrāzī, Sufi of the 10th-11th centuries.
L. P. Elwell-Sutton
weekly satirical periodical, 1943-45, founded by Reżā Ganjaʾī. It was impartially opposed to all foreign intervention and influence in Iran.
, ḴᵛĀJA MOḤAMMAD (d. 1354), Central Asian Sufi of the line known as selsela-ye ḵᵛājagān (line of the masters).