Table of Contents

  • FATḤ-ALLĀH ŠĪRĀZĪ, SAYYED MĪR

    Sharif Husain Qasemi

    a famous sixteenth century Sufi, an official in Mughal India, and one of the most learned men of his time.

  • FATḤ-NĀMA

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    Arabic-Persian term used to denote proclamations and letters announcing victories in battle or the successful conclusion of military campaigns.

  • FATIMIDS

    Farhad Daftary

    relations with Persia. A major Ismaʿili Shiʿite dynasty, the Fatimids founded their own caliphate, in rivalry with the ʿAbbasids, and ruled over different parts of the Islamic world, from North Africa and Sicily to Palestine and Syria.

  • FATTĀḤĪ NĪŠĀBŪRĪ, MOḤAMMAD

    Tahsın Yazici

    b. Yaḥyā Sībak (d. 1448), Persian poet of the Timurid era, born in Nīšāpūr (hence his nesba Nīšābūrī) at an unknown date.

  • FATWĀ

    Hamid Algar

    the authoritative ruling of a religious scholar on questions of Islamic jurisprudence that are either dubious or obscure in nature or which have newly arisen without known precedent.

  • FAUNA i. FAUNA OF PERSIA

    Steven Anderson

    the assemblage of animal species, generally excluding domestic animals, living within a defined geographical area or ecological zone. i. Fauna of Persia. ii. Fauna of Afghanistan. iii. Fauna of Central Asia.

  • FAUNA ii, iii. FAUNA OF CENTRAL ASIA

    O. L. Kryzhanovskiĭ

    the assemblage of animal species, generally excluding domestic animals, living within a defined geographical area or ecological zone. OVERVIEW of the entry: i. Fauna of Persia. ii. Fauna of Afghanistan. iii. Fauna of Central Asia.

  • FAUSTUS

    James R. Russell

    fifth-century author of the Patmutʿiwn Hayocʿ (History of the Armenians) or Buzandaran.

  • FAVA BEANS

    Cross-Reference

    See BĀQELĀ.

  • FAWZĪ MOSTĀRĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See FEVZİ MOSTĀRĪ.