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Amīr Ḥusaynī
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Amīr Ḥusaynī, Rukn al-Dīn Ḥusayn b. ʿĀlim b. Abī al-Ḥasan Ḥusaynī Ghūrī Harawī (d. before mid 8th/14th century), was a shaykh of the Suhrawardiyya order and a leading poet of Herat. His pen name (takhalluṣ) was Ḥusaynī. He is also referred to as Amīr Ḥusaynī Sādāt and Amīr Sayyid Ḥusaynī (Aṣīl al-Dīn, 43; Dawlatshāh, 167).

The precise year of his birth is not known, but from certain indications in his Nuzhat al-arwāḥ (fols. 112a–b) he appears to have been over forty years of age at the time of its composition in 711/1311, thus puttin…

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Javad Shams, Mohammad and Translated by Matthew Melvin-Koushki, “Amīr Ḥusaynī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0271>
First published online: 2015

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