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Ḥikmat was the first Persian-language newspaper to be published in the Arab world. It was published in Cairo between 28 Ṣafar 1310/21 September 1892 and 1 Jumādā II 1329/30 May 1911 (although these dates have been misrecorded in several sources, see Kuhan, 1/166; Tarbiyat, 409). After twelve years, Ḥikmat adopted the format of a magazine as each issue increased in size and the content became more varied. The magazine catered to the needs of well-educated Iranian emigrés liv…

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Nasseredin Parvin and Translated by M.A.H. Parsa, “Ḥikmat”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_041720>
First published online: 2022

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