ʿAbd al-Wāsiʿ
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Ḏj̲abalī b. ʿAbd al-Ḏj̲āmiʿ, a Persian poet, one of the panegyrists of the Seld̲j̲uḳ Sultan Sand̲j̲ar. A native of the province of G̲h̲ard̲j̲istān, he lived at first for some time at Herāt, and then went to G̲h̲azna, where he entered the service of Sultan Bahrām S̲h̲āh, son of Masʿūd, of the dynasty of the G̲h̲aznewides; after four years, when Sultan Sand̲j̲ar came to G̲h̲azna to support Bahrām S̲h̲āh, who was his first cousin on his mother’s side, he took advantage of the occasion to address an ode to him. It is said that he died in 555 (1160). His Dīwān was published at Lahore in 1862.

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Huart, Cl., “ʿAbd al-Wāsiʿ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_0144>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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