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  • JĀVDĀN-NĀMA

    Orkhan Mir-Kasimov

    the major work of Fażl-Allāh Astarābādi (d. 1394), the founder of the Ḥorufi movement.

  • JĀVID, ʿABD-AL-AḤMAD

    Nassereddin Parvin

    Following his passion for Persian literature, Jāvid enrolled at the Faculty of Literature at Tehran University and studied alongside a number of students who would later rise to prominence. After compiling the preliminary work for his dissertation, he returned to Kabul with B.A. degrees in literature and law and began to teach and conduct research.

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  • JĀVID-NĀMA

    David Matthews

    (Pers. Jāved-nāma), title of a Persian maṯnawi by Muhammad Iqbal, often rendered into English as “The Song of Eternity,” first published in 1932.

  • JAWĀHER AL-ʿAJĀYEB

    Maria Szuppe

    a short, rare kind of taḏkera in Persian, containing biographies of female poets and specimens of their verses (mostly in Persian, some in Chaghatay Turkish).

  • JAWĀHER-E ḴAMSA

    Carl W. Ernst

    title of a Persian work on Sufi meditation practices composed by the well-known and controversial Šaṭṭārī saint, Moḥammad Ḡawṯ Gwāleyārī (1500-1563).

  • JAWĀHER-NĀMA

    Yves Porter

    the title of several Persian works on precious stones, gems, minerals, and metals, as well as on crafts related to them.

  • JAWĀLIQI, HEŠĀM

    Abbas Kadhim

    b. Sālem, an Imami jurist and theologian of the 8th century. He was a close associate of the Imams Jaʿfar al-Ṣādeq and Musā al-Kāẓem.

  • JAWĀMEʿ AL-ḤEKĀYĀT

    Dariush Kargar

    the earliest and the most comprehensive collection of stories in the Persian language, compiled by Sadid-al-Din Moḥammad ʿAwfi (d. after 1232).

  • JAWHARI, ABU ʿABD-ALLĀH AḤMAD

    Abbas Kadhim

     b. Moḥammad b. ʿObayd-Allāh b. Ḥasan b. ʿAyyāš, 10th-century Imami transmitter of Hadith (d. 1010).

  • JAXARTES

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    river in Central Asia. See SYR DARYA, forthcoming online.