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Erik S. Ohlander
term for the tattered cloak, robe, or overshirt traditionally worn by the Sufis as a symbol of wayfaring on the mystical path.
(Kešš, Kašš), an important ancient and medieval city, located in the upper Kaškā-daryā valley, now Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan.
J. T. P. de Bruijn
(also vocalized Kasāʾi), 10th-century Persian poet.
Osman G. Özgüdenli
Ḥosayn, Ottoman poet and writer born in Budapest at an unknown date. His divān is the only source of information about his life.
ELTON L. DANIEL
an important early Arabic historical text by Ebn Aʿṯam Kufi (d. 314/926?), which was translated, at least in part, into Persian towards the end of the 6th/12th century.
Sholeh Quinn and Stephen N. Lambden
a major work of Mirzā Ḥosayn-ʿAli Nuri Bahāʾ-Allāh (d. 1892) in defense of the religious claims of Sayyed ʿAli-Moḥammad the Bāb.
(Taj. Kitobḵonai millii Tojikiston), the National Library of Tajikistan, located in Dushanbe and established in 1933. With its 28-stack rooms, the library has a capacity for ten million books. The range of the manuscript holdings of the library spans seven centuries (13th-19th centuries) and includes the works of outstanding Persian classical authors.
“Book on China,” written by Seyyed ʿAlī Akbar Ḵeṭāʾī in Istanbul.
a Kudish tribe of Khorasan. It was one of those Kurdish tribes that Shah ʿAbbās I forced to migrate from western Persia around 1600 for the purpose of fighting off the incursions of the Uzbeks.
a prophet known to Islamic written tradition and folklore, whose worship in Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia is connected with local calendar beliefs and fertility cults.