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The sources refer to him as Sharzī, Sūzī, Sarrazī, Surūrī and even Shīrāzī (Charkhī, Risāla-yi abdāliyya, introd., 1–2). He is also referred to as Khwājah Yaʿqūb Charkhī Ḥiṣārī (Ḥilmī, 73) or Halghanūnī (Halghatūnī) (Nawshāhī, Sharīf, 1/242). In the introduction to his Tafsīr (p. 2), he refers to himself as Surūrī, while in the opening of his Nay-nāmah (p. 143) he refers to himself as Sarrazī. Sarraz, which is a village in Charkh district and known to this day by the same name, is described as Charkhī’s place of origin…

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Zarrabi-Zadeh, Saeed and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Charkhī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000080>
First published online: 2021

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