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C. J. Brunner
“great king” of the Pahlava dynasty in Drangiana, Arachosia, Gandhāra, and perhaps loosely over the Indus region.
an eccentric religious devotee of Kūfa, who also lived for periods at Baghdad, late 2nd/8th to early 3rd/9th centuries.
An Arabic technical term designating one of the categories of awlīāʾ (“friends of God,” Muslim saints).
one of the seven trusted Qezelbāš amirs (ahl-e eḵteṣāṣ) who, after the death of Solṭān ʿAlī (898/1493), accompanied the latter’s young brother and designated master of the Safavid order, Esmāʿīl, to Lāhīǰān, where he found refuge from the persecution of the Āq Qoyonlū rulers.
described by Jāmī as the foremost among the shaikhs of Češt. He was born in 260/874.
ABDĀL, QARA ŠEMSĪ
(1244-1303/1828-86), a Turkish poet who also wrote poetry in Persian.
C. M. Kieffer
ancient name of a large tribe, or more particularly of a group of Afghan tribes, better known by the name of Dorrānī since the reign of Aḥmad Šāh Dorrānī (1747-72).
Name appearing on four diverse, high-quality silks of the first half of the 17th century.
I. H. Siddiqi
Author of Tārīḵ-e Dāʾūdī, fl. early 17th century.
S. de Laugier de Beaureceuil
Outstanding commentator of the Koran, traditionist, polemicist, and spiritual master (5th/11th century).
ʿABDALLĀH B. AḤMAD
See EBN AL-BAYṬĀR.
ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿĀMER
Arab general and governor active in Iran, b. in Mecca in 4/626.
ʿABDALLĀH B. EBRĀHĪM
C. P. Haase
Timurid khan (k. 1451).
ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿĪSĀ
Medical author (early 5th/11th century).
ʿABDALLĀH B. ḴĀZEM
D. M. Dunlop
Arab military leader, governor of Khorasan (d. 691-92).
ʿABDALLĀH B. MAYMŪN AL-QADDĀḤ
Legendary founder of the Qarmatian-Ismaʿili doctrine and alleged forefather of the Fatimid dynasty.
ʿABDALLĀH B. MOʿĀVĪA
D. M. Dunlop
Rebel in western Iran in 744-47.
ʿABDALLĀH B. MOBĀRAK
ʿABDALLĀH B. NAJĀŠĪ
ʿA. N. Monzavī
Shiʿite governor of Ahvāz under the caliph Manṣūr (8th century).
ʿABDALLĀH B. ʿOMAR
Author of an Arabic monograph on the city of Balḵ (d. after 610/1213).