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Darb-i Imām
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Darb-i Imām (lit. ‘Imām’s gate’) also known as Imāmzādah or ‘Imāmzādah Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn’, a funerary complex in Iṣfahān constructed in 857/1453, during the reign of the Qarā-qūyūnlū ruler Jahān Shāh (r. 837–872/1434–1467). This mausoleum has been repaired, modified or expanded several times under the Ṣafawids (907–1135/1501–1722) and Qājārs (1193–1344/1779–1925), as well as in the current period. Darb-i Imām is located on the south si…

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Abbasali Ahmadi and Translated by Alireza Sameti, “Darb-i Imām”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036125>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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