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Abū al-Faḍl Sāwajī
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Abū al-Faḍl Sāwajī, Majd al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Faḍl Allāh Sāwajī (1248–1312/1832–1895), was a calligrapher, physician, man of letters (adīb) and poet. Mīrzā Abū al-Faḍl was from the Shāmlū Turkoman tribe, which settled in Khurāsān during the Ṣafawid era and then later moved to Sāwa (Bayānī, Aḥwāl wa āthār, 1/29). He was born in Sāwa and brought up in Tehran. His father, Mīrzā Faḍl Allāh, was a well-known physician and one of the most eminent scholars and calligraphers of his time (Iʿtimād al-Salṭana, al-Maʾāthir, 199; Dīwān Baygī, 3/1508).

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Farhoud Bernjian, “Abū al-Faḍl Sāwajī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0126>
First published online: 2015

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