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ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khwārazmī
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ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khwārazmī, Mawlānā Niẓām al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khwārazmī Anīsī, a 9th/15th century calligrapher, of the nastaʿlīq style. He is said to have been born and brought up in Shīrāz, Persia. He was the son of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Khwārazmī and brother of ʿAbd al-Karīm Khwārazmī (q.v.). It was when he met Yaʿqūb Āq-qūyūnlū (r. 883–896/1478–1491) that his fame became widespread. The epi-thet ‘Anīsī’ (‘close, intimate companion’), which ʿAbd al-Raḥīm used as a pen name (takhalluṣ), was conferred on him by Yaʿqūb as a token of affection and appreciation of their close ass…

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Yadollah Gholami and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “ʿAbd al-Raḥīm Khwārazmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0063>
First published online: 2015

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