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  • QAŠQĀʾI TRIBAL CONFEDERACY ii. LANGUAGE

    Michael Knüppel

    Qašqāʾi is a language of southwestern or Oghuz branch of Turkic languages, spoken in the Iranian provinces of Hamadan and Fārs, especially in the region to the north of Shiraz.

  • QAWĀMI, Ḥosyan

    Morteżā Ḥoseyni Dehkordi and EIr

    (1909-1989), known also as Fāḵtaʾi, a master vocalist of Persia in the second half of the 20th century.

  • QAWL

    Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    a type of poetry that plays a central role in the religious life of the Yezidis. These hymns are chanted to music on solemn religious occasions.

  • QAYDĀFA

    Julia Rubanovich

    a female character in various Islamic versions of the Alexander Romance.

  • QĀŻI SAʿID QOMI

    Sajjad H. Rizvi

    , Moḥammad-Saʿid b. Moḥammad-Mofid, Shiʿite philosopher, jurist, and mystic of the Safavid period (b. 1049/1640, d. after 1107/1696).

  • QAZI, Mohammad

    Noṣrat-Allāh Żiāʾi

    (1913-1998), noted translator.

  • QEPČĀQ

    Peter B. Golden

    a loosely-held union of Turkic tribes (ca. 1030-1237) deriving from the Kimek state and tribes, who came into western and central Eurasian steppes from the east.

  • QESHM ISLAND

    Daniel T. Potts

    (Jazira-ye Qešm, Ar. Jazira-al-Ṭawila); the largest island (ca. 122 km long, 18 km wide on average, 1,445 sq km) in the Persian Gulf, about 22 km south of Bandar-e ʿAbbās.

  • QEṢṢA-YE SANJĀN

    Cross-Reference

    an account of the early years of Zoroastrian settlers on the Indian subcontinent. See PARSI COMMUNITIES i. Early History.

  • QODDUS

    Nosrat Mohammad-Hosseini

    (1822-1849), spiritual title of Moḥammad-ʿAli Bārforuši, a prominent Bābi figure.