Encyclopaedia Islamica

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Edited by: Farhad Daftary and Wilferd Madelung

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Encyclopaedia Islamica Online is based on the abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. A unique feature of the Encyclopaedia Islamica Online lies in the attention given to Shiʿi Islam and its rich and diverse heritage. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, Encyclopaedia Islamica Online offers the Western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʿi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilization, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.

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Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī, al-Aghānī = Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣfahānī, ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn, al-Aghānī (Beirut, 1407/1986) Ahlwardt, Verzeichniss = Verzeichniss der arabischen Handschriften der königlichen Bibliothek zu Berlin, ed. W. Ahlwardt (Berlin, 1887–1899) Āqā Buzurg, al-Dharīʿa = Āqā Buzurg Ṭihrānī, Muḥammad, al-Dharīʿa ilā taṣānīf al-Shīʿa, 26 vols. (Beirut, 1983) Āstān-i Quds, Bibliography = Fihrist-i alifbāʾī-yi kutub-i khaṭṭī-yi Kitābkhānah-yi Markazī-yi Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, ed. Mohammad Asef Fikrat (Mashhad, 1369 Sh./1990) Āstān-i Quds, Fihrist = Fihrist-i kut…