ABU’L-HAYJĀ ARDAŠĪR B. DAYLAMSOPĀR NAJMĪ QOṬBĪ, Persian poet of the 5th-6th/11th-12th centuries. At his request Asadī Ṭūsī wrote the Loḡat-e fors; and one line in that text attributed to a Naǰmī may be the work of Abu’l-Hayǰā; Asadī calls him his own “learned child” (Loḡat-e fors, pp. 1-2; the verse is on p. 50). Abu’l-Hayǰā was still alive in 507/1113-14, when he completed the copying of Moḥammad b. ʿOmar Rādūyānī’s Tarǰomān al-balāḡa (Fāteḥ Library, Istanbul; ed. A. Ateş, Istanbul, 1949, p. 35; see also intro., pp. 63-64). Abu’l-Hayǰā was presumably from Daylam, to judge from his father’s name (which is compounded with the aristocratic epithet asfār, sofār, sovār). A name Daylamosfār occurs in Ḏayl taǰāreb al-omam in reference to events of 372/982-83 (Loḡat-e fors, intro. by ʿA. Eqbāl, pp. y-yā).

Bibliography: See also Ṣafā, Adabīyāt II, p. 918.

(Ḏ. Ṣafā)

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

Last Updated: July 21, 2011

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