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Aẓhar Tabrīzī
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Aẓhar Tabrīzī, a famous calligrapher of seven calligraphic styles (ca. 880/1475). According to his own signature and to most of his biographers, he was born in Tabrīz (Ibn Karbalāʾi, 1/371; ʿĀlī, 32; Īrānī, 140). The fact that both Mīr ʿAlī Harawī (p. 370) and Mālik Daylamī referred to him as al-Harawī in the foreword to the album of Amīr Husayn Beg, probably relates to the fact that he lived for many years in the city of Herat (see Bayānī, Aḥwāl, 1/70, 3/605).

In spite of his fame, no significant information is avai…

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Mohammad Hassan Semsar and Translated by Suheyl Umar, “Aẓhar Tabrīzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0326>
First published online: 2015

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