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  • 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

    Cross-Reference

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

  • JAZĀʾERI, NEʿMAT-ALLĀH ŠOŠTARI

    Forthcoming

    NEʿMAT-ALLĀH ŠOŠTARI JAZĀʾERI will be discussed in a future online entry.

  • JAZI, ʿABBĀS

    Habib Borjian

    , DARVIŠ (1847-1905), poet in the dialect of Gaz, an oasis north of Isfahan.

  • JAZIRI

    Joyce Blau

    , SHAIKH AḤMAD, or Malâ-ye Jizrî, early Kurdish poet.

  • JAŽN-Ā JAMĀʿIYA

    Khalil Jindy Rashow

    (Feast of the Assembly), the great communal festival of the Yazidis.

  • JEBĀL

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    in Arabic, the plural of jabal “mountain,” a geographical term used in early Islamic times for the western part of Persia, roughly corresponding to ancient Media (Ar. māh).

  • JEBHE-YE MELLI

    cross-reference

    See NATIONAL FRONT.

  • JEBRIL B. ʿOBAYD-ALLĀH

    cross-reference

    See BOḴTIŠUʿ.

  • JEH

    Albert de Jong

    name of a female demon in a small number of Zoroastrian Middle Persian texts. The name of Jeh is commonly, but with little justification, translated as “whore.”