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  • FERDAWS AL-MORŠEDĪYA FĪ ASRĀR AL-ṢAMADĪYA

    Īraj Afšār

    a major hagiography of Abū Esḥāq Kāzarūnī (963-1033), a famous Sufi and founder of a selsela variously referred to as Kāzarūnīya, Esḥāqīya, or Moršedīya.

  • FERDOWS

    Baqer Parham

    šahrestān in Khorasan consisting of three administrative districts: the city of Ferdows and its immediate suburbs, Bošrūya and Sarāyān.

  • FERDOWSĪ MAGAZINE

    Esmail Nooriala

    the name of two periodicals, a bi-monthly and a weekly magazine published in Tehran.

  • FERDOWSI, ABU'L-QĀSEM

    Multiple Authors

    (940-1019 or 1025), one of the greatest epic poets and author of the Šāh-nāma, the national epic of Persia.

  • FERDOWSI, ABU'L-QĀSEM i. Life

    Djalal Khaleghi-Motlagh

    Apart from his patronymic (konya), Abu’l-Qāsem, and his pen name (taḵallosá), Ferdowsī, nothing is known with any certainty about his names or the identity of his family.

  • FERDOWSI, ABU’L-QĀSEM ii. Hajw-nāma

    Djalal Khaleghi-Motlagh

    Hajw-nāma is the title of a verse lampoon of Sultan Maḥmūd of Ḡazna attributed to Ferdowsī. According to Neẓāmī ʿArūżī, after Ferdowsī presented his Šāh-nāma, the sultan used the pretext of the poet’s alleged Muʿtazilite and Shiʿite orientation to give him only twenty thousand dirhams as the reward for the epic.

  • FERDOWSI, ABU’L-QĀSEM iii. MAUSOLEUM

    A. Shahpur Shahbazi

    The rise of nationalism in Persia early this century motivated scholars and dignitaries to urge the government to build a suitable mausoleum for the poet who had done so much to preserve Iranian identity and history. Moḥammad-Taqī Bahār wrote articles urging Reżā Khan to prove his asserted nationalism by building a mausoleum.

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  • FERDOWSI, ABU’L-QĀSEM iv. MILLENARY CELEBRATION

    A. Shahpur Shahbazi

    Already in 1922 Moḥammad-Taqī Bahār, the most influential poet of the time and a politician-journalist, urged Reżā Khan (later Reżā Shah), who had recently seized power, to prove his asserted nationalism by celebrating Ferdowsī and building a worthy mausoleum for the “resurrector of Iranian national identity and people.”

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  • FERDOWSI, ABU’L-QĀSEM v. HOMAGES TO FERDOWSI

    EIr

    Ever since the appearance of the Šāh-nāma, Ferdowsī has been held in high esteem, and many poets have referred to him and his work, the best known being Saʿdī’s tribute in the Būstān to “Ferdowsī-ye pāk-zād,” quoting a line from him even though the verse itself has not been found in the Šāh-nāma .

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  • FERİDUN AḤMED BEG, ʿABD-AL-QĀDER

    Rudolf Vesel

    or FEREYDŪN AḤMAD BAYG (d. 1583), Ottoman secretary, administrator, head of the chancery, and author.