Abū al-Fatḥ al-Bustī
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Abū al-Fatḥ al-Bustī, ʿAlī b. al-Ḥusayn (d. 400/1010), was a bilingual (dhū al-lisānayn, referring to Arabic and Persian) secretary, minister and poet of the 4th/10th century. His father's name is recorded as Aḥmad and his grandfather's name as Ḥasan (al-Samʿānī, 2/226; Yāqūt, Buldān, 1/612; al-Subkī, 5/293). Even though his hometown of Bust, an ancient city in the south of present-day Afghanistan, and his poems in Persian testify to his Persian origins (see Sezgin, 2/640; Manūchihrī, 140,…

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Arzandeh, Mehran, Azarnoosh, Azartash and Rahimi, Simin, “Abū al-Fatḥ al-Bustī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0060>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 978-90-04-16860-2, 20080710, 978-90-04-17859-5, 20091123, 9789004191655, 20110912



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