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Anwarī, Awḥad al-Dīn Muḥammad, was a prominent Persian poet of the 6th/12th century.

He was born either in the village of Bādana, a dependency of Khurāsān (Faṣīḥ, 267), or Badana, a dependency of Abīward (Dawlatshāh, 67). There is some confusion over his full name: ʿAwfī (Lubāb, 125) gives it as Muḥammad b. Muḥammad, but Anwarī’s contemporary, Muḥammad Samarqandī (author of the Sindbād-nāmah), records it as Muḥammad b. ʿAlī b. Isḥāq, which would seem more likely as the poet himself …

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Daadbeh, Asghar and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Anwarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0285>
First published online: 2015

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