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Abū Saʿīd al-Rustamī
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Abū Saʿīd al-Rustamī, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-Rustamī al-Iṣfahānī, was an Arabic poet at the court of al-Ṣāḥib b. ʿAbbād (326–385/937–995), and a contemporary of Abū Manṣūr al-Thaʿālibī. Almost all the surviving poems and information relating to this poet are to be found in a few pages of al-Thaʿālibī's Yatīmat al-dahr (al-Thaʿālibī, 3/205–207, 221–222, 300–319). The one or two other poems by Abū Saʿīd al-Rustamī, and the snippets of information about him in other sources (see al-Māfarrūkhī, 57, 73; Ibn Saʿīd, 43), reveal that there may origin…

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Ali Lesani Fesharaki, Mohammad and Translated by Daryoush Mohammad Poor, “Abū Saʿīd al-Rustamī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0205>
First published online: 2015

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