Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(Aḥmad b. Muḥammad), a Persian man of letters, a descendant of the S̲h̲āfiʿī jurist Imām Nad̲j̲m al-Dīn ʿAbd al-G̲h̲affār al-Ḳazwīnī, who died in 666 = 1268. His father, who was Ḳāḍī of Raiy, wrote poetry under the pseudonym Wiṣālī and died in 933 = 1527. Aḥmad al-G̲h̲affārī was likewise a Ḳāḍī and died in 975 = 1567 at Daibul (Sind) on the return journey from the pilgrimage to Mecca. He dedicated his Nigāristān (‘picture-gallery’), completed in 959 = 1552, to Tahmāsp I; it is a collection of anecdotes collected from works of different periods (lith. Bombay 1245 and…

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Huart, Cl., “G̲h̲affārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2427>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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