Table of Contents
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.
(811-835), ninth imam of the Twelver Shiʿites, the only child of Imam ʿAli al-Reżā, was only seven years of age at the time of his father's death; The prospect of a non-adult imam brought about widespread confusion in the community.
C. Edmund Bosworth
(824/25-867), Abu’l -ʿAbbās, 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.
(1808-1848), the third ruler of the Qajar dynasty after his grandfather Fatḥ-ʿAli Shah.
R. D. McChesney
born Amir Šēr-ʿAli Khan, a prominent Afghan political figure of the Moḥammadzi clan (1857-1914).