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He was born to a wealthy clerical family in Burūjird (q.v.), his forebears being descended from the Ṭabāṭabāʾī sayyids of Iṣfahān, who trace their genealogy back to a famous Shiʿi adherent and martyr of the 3rd/9th century, Ismāʿīl al-Dībāj. One of the branches of this family appears to have settled in Burūjird in the 12th/18th century (see Burūjirdī, ʿUjāla, 128, 131). Burūjirdī’s forebears, who were generally religious scholars and marājiʿ, were related to the families of …

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Tavallaei, Ali and Translated by Janis Esots, “Burūjirdī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000046>
First published online: 2021

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