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  • DĀRĀBĪ SAYYED YAḤYĀ

    Moojan Momen

    (b. Yazd, ca. 1811, d. Neyrīz, 1850), Babi leader usually known as Waḥīd (unique), a title given him by the Bāb; the eldest son of Sayyed Jaʿfar Kašfī Eṣṭah-bānātī, he received a Muslim religious education and, like his father, was associated with the Qajar court.

  • DARABPAHLAN, DASTUR

    Kaikhusroo M. JamaspAsa

    Zoroastrian priest and author (b. Navsari, Gujarat, 1668, d. Navsari, 1 September 1734), eldest son of Pahlan Fredoon, who was accorded the title “dastur” (high priest) and the privilege of occupying the second chair in the Zoroastrian assembly of the small port of Navsari in 1670 or perhaps earlier.

  • DARAFŠ -E KĀVĪĀN

    Cross-Reference

    See DERĀFŠ-E KĀVĪĀN.

  • DĀRĀʾĪ, WEZĀRAT

    Cross-Reference

    See FINANCE MINISTRY.

  • DARĀMAD

    Jean During

    lit., “introduction”; an episode in the course of a musical performance, the nature and length of which vary with the material introduced.

  • DARARIĀN, Vigen

    Morteżā Ḥoseyni Dehkordi

    (1929-2003) renowned pop singer and performer on the guitar.

  • DARĀZ-DAST

    Cross-Reference

    See DERĀZ-DAST; ARDAŠĪR; BAHMAN (2).

  • DARB -E EMĀM

    Parvīz Varjāvand

    large shrine complex in the old Sonbolestān quarter of Isfahan. The main structure, consisting of entrance portal (sar-dar), vestibule, and tomb, was built in 1453 and expanded and modified several times during the Safavid period.

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  • DARBĀ

    Cross-Reference

    See BĀR; COURTS AND COURTIERS.

  • DARBAND

    Erich Kettenhofen

    (Ar. Bāb al-Abwāb), 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.

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