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Al-Adīb al-Naṭanzī
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Al-Adīb al-Naṭanzī, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Ḥusayn b. Ibrāhīm b. Aḥmad (d. Muḥarram 497/October 1103), was a man of letters and traditionist who composed poetry in both Persian and Arabic. In one of his verses he mentions that he was born in Naṭanz (Waṭwāṭ, 17), but information is scarce about his date of birth, his upbringing and his studies in the literary sciences and ḥadīth. In a qaṣīda that he composed in Arabic, he praises Iṣfahān (al-Māfarrūkhī, 114–115), and it is clear from the names of his teachers (see al-Samʿānī, 13/136–137) …

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Ali Mir-Ansari and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Al-Adīb al-Naṭanzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0176>
First published online: 2015

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