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Ḥākim Lāhūrī
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Ḥākim Lāhūrī, ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm, Ḥakīm Beg Khān, known by the pen name (takhallu) ‘Ḥākim’ (lit. ‘ruler’), was a Persian-speaking biographer and poet of the 12th/18th century. He was the son of Shādmān Khān, a prominent member of the Uzbek community in Balkh (Ārzū, 42; Ibrāhīm Khān, 50). His grandfather on his mother’s side was Qāḍī Mīr Yūsuf, a sayyid of some standing from Herat, who was later appointed as a judge in Balkh (Āzād, 200; Naqawī, Tadhkira, 415). Ḥākim Lāhūrī’s father migrated from Balkh to the Deccan during the reign of the Mugh…

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Parisa Sanjabi and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “Ḥākim Lāhūrī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_045762>
First published online: 2022

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