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Abū Naṣr Pārsā (mausoleum)
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Abū Naṣr Pārsā, mausoleum (maqbara). The tomb of Abū Naṣr Pārsā is a structure in Balkh belonging to the 10th/16th century, with the tomb of Khwājah Abū Naṣr situated in front of it. Previously there were other structures surrounding it. The inscriptions on the graves in the vicinity illustrate that their occupants were individuals who were close to Abū Naṣr when alive. The inscription with Abū Naṣr's name has been destroyed (Khwāndamīr, 2/1; Pugachenkova, 54; Golombek and Wilber, 1/295–296). In 995/587, ʿAbd al-Muʾmin Shaybānī founded a building that is known toda…

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Yadollah Gholami and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Naṣr Pārsā (mausoleum)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0184>
First published online: 2015

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