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(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.”This Article Has Images/Tables.
, 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.
, 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.
a prominent member of the Kufan ḡolāt and companion of the sixth and seventh Shiʿite imams Jaʿfar al-Ṣādeq and Musa al-Kāẓem.
(or Dašt-e Moḡān, also Muqān), a lowland steppe in Azerbaijan.
vizier and literary patron.
C. Edmund Bosworth
, Abu’l -ʿAbbās (b. 824-25, d. 867), high official in Iraq and the central lands of the caliphate.
the third lord of Alamut. He had been designated as heir by his father, Kiā Bozorg-Omid, only three days earlier. Moḥammad duly received the allegiance of all the Nezāri territories in Persia and Syria.
Abu Šoʿayb al-Nomayri/al-Namiri (d. after 868), the founder and eponym of the Nomayriya/Namiriya sect.
(1883-1933), king of Afghanistan, first representative of the new Dorrāni dynasty.