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Ḳāsim-i Anwār
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, Muʿīn al-Dīn ʿAlī, called ḳāsim-i anwār, a Persian mystic and man of letters, born in 757 (1356) in Sarāb near Tabrīz. For Sarāb (in Yāḳūt Sarāw) Dawlats̲h̲āh, Tad̲h̲kira, p. 346, gives Surk̲h̲āb; this name is not found in Yāḳūt, but Dawlats̲h̲āh has three times the phrase Surk̲h̲āb-i Tabrīz; the name is once found in a play on words (in a rubāʿī of Kamāl-i Ḵh̲ud̲j̲andī in Dawlats̲h̲āh, op. cit., p. 326). According to the Persian lexicographers, Surk̲h̲āb is a hill near Tabrīz (Vullers, Lexicon Pers.-Lat., s. v., N°. 7). Ḳāsim’s family came from Ād̲h̲arbaid̲j̲ān. His religiou…

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Büchner, V. F., “Ḳāsim-i Anwār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3981>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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