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  • MITHRAISM

    Roger Beck

    the cult of Mithra as it developed in the West, its origins, its features, and its probable connection with Mithra worship in Iran.

  • MOʾAYYAD FI’L-DIN ŠIRĀZI

    Verena Klemm

    (ca. 1000-87), outstanding and multitalented representative of the Fatimid religious and political mission (daʿwa) in the service of the Caliph/Imam Mostanṣer bi’llāh (r. 1036-94).

  • MODARRESI, Taqi

    Nasrin Rahimieh

    (1931-1997), Persian novelist and psychiatrist.

  • MODI, JIVANJI JAMSHEDJI

    Michael Stausberg and Ramiyar P. Karanjia

    (1854-1933) Parsi priest, scholar, public servant, and community activist. Modi produced a vast amount of scholarly works dealing with an enormous range of different subjects, and he may well have been the most prolific Parsi scholar of modern times. In the struggle between so-called reformists and so-called orthodox, Modi “took a moderate position, advocating cautious change.”

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  • MOʿEZZ-AL-DAWLA

    Claude Cahen

    , ABU’L-ḤOSAYN, Aḥmad ebn Abi Šojāʿ (d. 356/967), 4th/10th century Buyid prince, the youngest of the three brothers who conquered western, southern, and central Persia.

  • MOʿEZZI Nišāburi

    Hormoz Davarpanah

    Šāburi, Abu ʿAbd-Allāh Moḥammad b. ʿAbd-al-Malek (b. ca. 1048-49, d. ca. 1125-27), a major poet at the court of the Saljuqs in Khorasan in the 12th century.

  • MOFAŻŻAL al-JOʿFI

    Mushegh Asatryan

    a prominent member of the Kufan ḡolāt and companion of the sixth and seventh Shiʿite imams Jaʿfar al-Ṣādeq and Musa al-Kāẓem.

  • MOḠĀN

    Richard Tapper

    (or Dašt-e Moḡān, also Muqān), a lowland steppe in Azerbaijan.

  • MOHALLABI, Abu Moḥammad

    Maurice Pomerantz

    vizier and literary patron.

  • MOḤAMMAD b. ʿABD-ALLAH

    C. Edmund Bosworth

    , Abu’l -ʿAbbās (b. 824-25, d. 867), high official in Iraq and the central lands of the caliphate.