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  • HAMADĀN ix. JEWISH DIALECT

    Donald Stilo

    According to Ehsan Yarshater’s informants, the Jewish community had dwindled from around 13,000 souls in 1920 to less than 1,000 by 1969, and of these about half originated from the Jewish communities of Malāyer, Tuyserkān, and various points in Kurdistan. The Jewish population lived mostly in the Darb-e Kalim-ḵāna quarter of Hamadān.

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  • HAMADĀNI, ABU YAʿQUB YUSOF

    cross-reference

    See ABU YAʿQUB HAMADĀNI.

  • HAMADĀNI, BADIʿ-AL-ZAMĀN

    cross-reference

    See BADIʿ-AL-ZAMĀN HAMADĀNI.

  • HAMADĀNI, SAYYED ʿALI

    Parviz Aḏkāʾi

    b. Sayyed Šehāb-al-Din (1314-1384), Sufi author and preacher who undertook a celebrated mission to convert the people of Kashmir to Islam.

  • HAMADĀNIĀN FACTORIES AND ENDOWMENTS

    Habib Borjian

    Judging by the Ḥāji’s will, dated 1921, he left behind an enormous inheritance, allocating a third, the maximum amount allowed by the sharia, to an endowment for maintaining mosques, financing seminaries, feeding the poor, and especially funding rawża-ḵᵛānis and the feasts held during the holy month of Moḥarram.

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  • HAMAN

    Shaul Shaked

    the chief courtier of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes), according to the story of the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible. He is portrayed as the villain of the narrative.

  • HAMĀRAKARA

    Muhammad A.Dandamayev

    (*hmāra-kara-, lit. “account-maker”), “bookkeeper,” an Old Iranian title attested in various sources of Achaemenid and later times.

  • HAMASPATHMAĒDAYA

    cross-reference

    See GĀHANBĀR; FRAWARDIGĀN.

  • ḤAMĀVAND

    Pierre Oberling

    (from MOḤAMMADVAND), a Kurdish tribe of northeastern Iraq which has been described as “the most celebrated fighting tribe of southern Kurdistan.”

  • ḤAMAYD

    Pierre Oberling

    an Arab tribe of Ḵuzestān. In the early 1900s, it dwelled mostly in the boluk of Ḥamayd, on the left bank of the Kārun river.