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Bayhaqī, Abū al-Faḍl
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Bayhaqī, Abū al-Faḍl Muḥammad b. Ḥusayn (385–470/995–1077) (also known as Bīhaqī) was the first secretary and then head of chancellery at the Ghaznawid court, and a distinguished historian of Persia, who is best known for his classic history (see separate entry ‘Bayhaqī’s Tārīkh’). Historians and biographers refer to Abū al-Faḍl by the following honorific epithets: ‘Khʷājah’, ‘Shaykh’, ‘Kātib’ (Bayh…

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Sami`i, Ahmad, Translated by Rahim Gholami and Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, “Bayhaqī, Abū al-Faḍl”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000111>
First published online: 2015

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