ABŪ ḎARR BŪZJĀNĪ, a Persian poet and Sufi shaikh contemporary with Sebüktigin (d. 387/997). Abū Ḏarr lived in the madrasa at Būzǰān. According to Jāmī (Nafaḥāt, pp. 356-57) he worked wonders, and died in 366-67/977. He is not discussed in other sources. Two Persian and one Arabic bayt are the only quotations from his works remaining.


S. Nafīsī, Aḥwāl o ašʿār-e Rūdakī III, Tehran, 1319 Š./1941, p. 1138.

Maǰmaʿ al-foṣaḥāʾ I, pp. 143-44.

Ašʿār-e ham-ʿaṣrān-e Rūdakī, ed. A. Mirzoev, Stalinabad, 1958, p. 147.

(M. N. Osmanov)

Originally Published: December 15, 1983

Last Updated: July 19, 2011

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M. N. Osmanov, “ABŪ ḎARR BŪZJĀNĪ,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/3, p. 269; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abu-darr-buzjani-a-persian-poet-and-sufi-shaikh-contemporary-with-sebktigin-d (accessed on 30 January 2014).