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Abū al-Faḍl ʿAllāmī
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Abū al-Faḍl ʿAllāmī (958–1011/1551–1602) was a Persian-speaking historian, man of letters, thinker and grand vizier to Akbar (q.v.) the Mughal emperor of India.

His ancestors came from Yemen, and some six generations earlier, his forebear Shaykh Mūsā had emigrated to Sind. In the 10th/15th–16th century his grandfather, Shaykh Khiḍr, moved from Sind to Nagaur in Gujarat, where his son Shaykh Mubārak (911–995/1505–1587), Abū al-Faḍl's father, was born. In 1543 Shay…

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Asef Fekrat, Mohammad and Translated by Simin Rahimi, “Abū al-Faḍl ʿAllāmī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0058>
First published online: 2015

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