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Al-Abīwardī, Abū al-Muẓaffar Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Kūfānī (d. 507/1113), was an Iranian poet and man of letters. Al-Abīwardī is first mentioned in a work by his contemporary, Ibn al-Qaysarānī, who does no more than refer to his genealogy. Subsequently, Kharīdat al-qaṣr, Muʿjam al-udabāʾ, Wafayāt al-aʿyān, Siyar aʿlām al-nubalāʾ and Masālik al-abṣār were the most important sources for all the authors and scholars who wrote biographies of him, or examined his life and personality. The…

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Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah and Translated by Saleh Nejad, “Al-Abīwardī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0025>
First published online: 2015

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