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Bismil Shīrāzī
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Bismil had a profound knowledge of literature, poetry, mathematics, law and the principles of jurisprudence (Furṣat, 243–244; Maḥmūd Mīrzā, 2/507; Dāwar, 91), and he wrote beautifully in shikastah script (Maḥmūd Mīrzā, 2/508; Dunbulī, 1/70). He taught in Shīrāz, and attracted many students (Dīwān Baygī, 1/242; Bismil, introd., 18). One of these was Hidāyat, who recorded his early impressions of him in his Majmaʿ al-fuṣaḥāʾ (4/182). Bismil liked to travel, and in addition to the various regions of Iran, he also travelled to Me…

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Ali Mir-Ansari and Translated by Keven Brown, “Bismil Shīrāzī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000010>
First published online: 2021

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