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ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Amānat Khān
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ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Amānat Khān (978–1055/1570–1645) was a famous Persian calligrapher best known for designing the calligraphy on the Taj Mahal (Tāj Maḥall), and who also worked as a librarian at the court of the Gūrkānids of India, also known in Western historical tradition as the Mughals. His father, Qāsim Shīrāzī, had been one of the recognised calligraphers of Shīrāz. ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq and his elder brother Shukr Allāh were born in Shīrāz and learnt calligraphy from their f…

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Mahbanoo Alizadeh and Translated by Roxane Zand, “ʿAbd al-Ḥaqq Amānat Khān”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0016>
First published online: 2015

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