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  • BĀBĀ AFŻAL-AL-DĪN

    William Chittick

    poet and author of philosophical works in Persian (d. ca. 1213-14).

  • BĀBĀ BEG

    cross-reference

    See JŪYĀ.

  • BĀBĀ FAḠĀNI

    Z. Safa

    Persian poet of the 15th-16th centuries.

  • BĀBĀ FARĪD

    Cross-Reference

    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.

  • BĀBĀ ḤĀTEM

    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.

  • BĀBĀ JĀN ḴORĀSĀNI

    Priscilla Soucek

    16th-century calligrapher, poet, and craftsman.

  • BĀBĀ JĀN TEPE

    R. C. Henrickson

    an archeological site in northeastern Luristan (34° north latitude, 47° 56’ east longitude), on the southern edge of the Delfān plain at approximately 10 km from Nūrābād, important primarily for excavations of first-millennium B.C. levels conducted by C. Goff from 1966-69.

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  • BĀBĀ KUHI

    M. Kasheff

    popular name of Shaikh Abū ʿAbdallāh Moḥammad b. ʿAbdallāh b. ʿObaydallāh Bākūya Šīrāzī, Sufi of the 10th-11th centuries.

  • BĀBĀ ŠAMAL

    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.

  • BĀBĀ SAMMĀSĪ

    H. Algar

    , ḴᵛĀJA MOḤAMMAD (d. 1354), Central Asian Sufi of the line known as selsela-ye ḵᵛājagān (line of the masters).