Encyclopaedia Islamica

Get access

ʿĀrif Qazwīnī
(2,918 words)

ʿĀrif Qazwīnī, Abū al-Qāsim (1258–1312 Sh./1879–1934) was a nationalist Iranian poet and musician.

His Music

ʿĀrif states in a poem, ‘Nature granted me four talents’ namely music, singing, composition and poetry (ʿĀrif, Dīwān, 482–483). He performed his own music in concerts and his ghazals were written to correspond with the programme and content of his songs and concerts. An example of this is the poem he recited before the song Giryah kun in a concert to commemorate Colonel Muḥammad Taqī Khān Pisyān (ʿĀrif, Dīwān, 2…

Cite this page
Safarzadeh, Farhoud and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “ʿĀrif Qazwīnī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0295>
First published online: 2015

▲   Back to top   ▲