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  • 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.

  • QODSI MAŠHADI

    Paul Losensky

    , ḤĀJI MOḤAMMAD JĀN (b. Mashad, ca. 1582; d. Lahore, 1646), Persian poet of the first half of the 17th century.

  • QOFṢ

    C. E. Bosworth

    the Arabised form of Kufiči, lit. “mountain dweller,” the name of a people of southeastern Iran found in the Islamic historians and geographers of the 10th-11th centuries.

  • QOHESTĀNI, ABU ESḤĀQ

    Farhad Daftary

    Ebrāhim, one of the most prominent Nezāri Ismaʿili dāʿis and authors of the early Anjedān period around the middle of the 15th century in Nezāri history. His sole surviving work is the Haft bāb.

  • Qohrud i. Historical Geography

    Habib Borjian

    mountainous river, village, and district, with attractive architectural monuments; on a caravan station from Kashan to Isfahan.

  • QOM i. History to the Safavid Period

    Andreas Drechsler

    The present town of Qom in Central Iran dates back to ancient times. Its pre-Islamic history can be partially documented.

  • QOM LAKE

    E. Ehlers

    (DARYĀČA-ye QOM, or Qom Basin), also called Daryāča-ye Sāva, one of the interior watersheds in northwestern Persia.