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Abū al-Qāsim Farhang
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Abū al-Qāsim Farhang (1242–1309/1827–1892) was an Iranian man of letters, lexicographer, poet, calligrapher, and painter.

Calligraphy and Painting

Authors contemporary with Farhang considered him one of the greatest masters of calligraphy. Fasāʾī (lithograph ed., 2/70) referred to the ‘artistic creations of his skilful pen’ as ‘the illuminator of the eyes of those who have vision’. Furṣat (p. 355) described his handwriting as ‘felicitous’; Iʿtimād al-Sa…

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Binesh, Taqi, Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū al-Qāsim Farhang”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0123>
First published online: 2015

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