Badīʿ al-Zamān Tabrīzī
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Badīʿ al-Zamān Tabrīzī (alive in 1038/1629), son of ʿAlī Riḍā ʿAbbāsī (q.v.), was a calligrapher specialising in the nastaʿlīq style. He was born in Tabrīz, and given that historical sources do not refer to his master, the assumption has been that he was trained under the tutelage of his father, one of the most accomplished calligraphers of the Ṣafawid era (see Bayānī, Aḥwāl, 1/97–99, 2/456, 461). There is scant information about his life: only Mīrzā Sanglākh, in his habitually embellished accounts, has given a summar…

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Alizadeh, Mahbanoo and Zand, Roxane, “Badīʿ al-Zamān Tabrīzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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