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Burhānpūrī’s fame is mainly due to his authorship of a major survey of Ismaili history, written in Arabic and entitled Muntazaʿ al-akhbār fī akhbār al-duʿāt al-akhyār, intwo volumes. This is one of the few authoritative Ismaili histories written by an Indian Ismaili author. In writing this history, which was completed in 1240/1824, Burhānpūrī had access to numerous Ismaili manuscripts in the Dāʾūdī daʿwa collections, now held at the Jāmiʿa Sayfiyya in Sūrat, Gujarāt, and at the Badri Mahal, the administrative headquarters of the Dāʾūdī dāʿī muṭlaq in Mumbai (Bombay). The Muntazaʿ als…

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Farhad Daftary, “Burhānpūrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_05000041>
First published online: 2021

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