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…

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Sami‘i, Ahmad, Waley, M.I. and Gholami, Rahim, “Bayhaqī, Abū al-Faḍl”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 13 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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