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  • FĀRESĪYĀT

    Aḥmad Mahdawī Dāmḡānī

    a literary term used in Arabic literature to refer to poems in Arabic which contain some Persian words or even phrases in their original form, the most notable example being the Fāresīyāt of Abū Nowās.

  • FARḠĀNA

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    valley of the Syr Darya (Jaxartes) river extending ca. 300 km between the Farḡāna mountains in the east and the first sharp bend of the river’s course to the north.

  • FARḠĀNĪ, AḤMAD

    David Pingree

    b. Moḥammad b. Kaṯīr (fl. ca. 950 C.E.), Muslim astronomer.

  • FARḠĀNĪ, EMĀM-AL-ḤARAMAYN SERĀJ-Al-DĪN ABU’L-MOḤAMMAD ʿALĪ

    Sayyāra Mahīnfar

    b. ʿOṯmān Ūšī or Ūsī (d. 1173), oṣūlī jurist (faqīh), traditionist, and author.

  • FARḠĀNĪ, SAʿĪD-AL-DĪN MOHAMMAD

    William C. Chittick

    b. Ahmad (d. 1300), Sufi author from the town of Kāsān in Farḡān.

  • FARḠĀNĪ, SAYF-AL-DĪN MOḤAMMAD

    Sayyāra Mahīnfar

    thirteenth century Persian poet and Sufi of Farḡāna.

  • FARHĀD (1)

    Heshmat Moayyad

    romantic figure in Persian legend and literature, best known from the poetry of Neẓāmī Ganjavī as a rival with the Sasanian king Ḵosrow II Parvēz (r. 591-628) for the love of the beautiful Armenian princess Šīrīn.

  • FARHĀD (2)

    Cross-Reference

    name of a number of Parthian kings. See PHRAATES.

  • FARHĀD KHAN QARAMĀNLŪ, ROKN-AL-SALṬANA

    Rudi Matthee

    military commander of Shah ʿAbbās I, executed at the Shah’s orders in 1598.

  • FARHĀD MĪRZĀ MOʿTAMAD-AL-DAWLA

    Kambiz Eslami

    (1818-1888), Qajar prince-governor and bibliophile. Holding highly conservative religious views on the administration of Persia, he viewed Nāṣer-al-Dīn Shah's reformist vizier as an obliterator of the “foundation of the Muslim šarīʿa,” who was guilty of spreading the word “liberty” among the people.

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