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  • BAḎḎ

    Ḡ. -Ḥ. Yūsofī

    or BAḎḎAYN (perhaps two places), a mountainous region (kūra) in Azerbaijan, site of the castle  headquarters of Bābak Ḵorramī during his revolt against the ʿAbbasid caliphate (816-37).

  • BĀDENJĀN

    F. Aubaile-Sallenave, ʿE. Elāhī

    “eggplant, aubergine.” Solanum melogena L. of the Solanaceae family. i. The plant.  ii. Uses of cooking.

  • BĀDGĪR

    S. Roaf

    (wind-tower), literally “wind catcher,” a traditional structure used for passive air-conditioning of buildings. Yazd is known as šahr-e bādgīrhā (the city of wind catchers) and is renowned for the number and variety of them, some of which date from the Timurid period.

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  • BĀḎḠĪS

    C. E. Bosworth, D. Balland

    During the first century of Islam, Bāḏḡīs passed into Arab hands, together with Herat and Pūšang, around 652-53, under the caliph ʿOṯmān, for already in that year there is mentioned a rebellion against the Arabs by an Iranian noble Qāren, followed by further unrest in these regions in 661-62.

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  • BĀDHĀ ḴABAR AZ TAḠYIR-e FAṢL MIDĀDAND

    Soheila Saremi

    (The winds presaged the changing of season), novel by the fiction writer and literary critic, Jamal Mirsadeqi. Set in the 1960s in Tehran, it revolves around the turbulent life of Ḥamid, the novel’s narrator, and his cast of friends and neighbors of poverty-stricken families.

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  • BADĪʿ (1)

    J. T. P. de Bruijn

    rhetorical embellishment. During the early Islamic period the word developed into a technical term through its use in discussions about Arabic poetry and ornate prose.

  • BADĪʿ (2)

    D. M. MacEoin

    designation of the calendar system of Babism and Bahaism, originally introduced by the Bāb.

  • BADĪʿ BALḴĪ

    Z. Safa

    Persian poet of the 10th century.

  • BADĪʿ KĀTEB JOVAYNĪ, MOḤAMMAD

    Cross-Reference

    See KĀTEB JOVAYNĪ.

  • BADĪʿ, ĀQĀ BOZORG

    M. Momen

    (d. 1869), a young Bahai martyr who has gained a certain distinction in Bahai lore.