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Adīb Pīs̲h̲āwarī
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, sayyid aḥmad , Persian poet, was born ca. 1844 in the district of Pīs̲h̲āwar (Peshawar) in north-west India to a clan of nomadic sayyids who traced their spiritual lineage back to S̲h̲ihāb al-Dīn Suhrawardī. While he was still a boy, his father and most of his male relatives were killed in fighting against the British government. He himself escaped to Kābul, and after spending several years in G̲h̲aznīn, Harāt and Turbat-i S̲h̲ayk̲h̲ D̲j̲am, settled in Mas̲h̲had, where he studied under a number of distinguished divin…

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Elwell-Sutton, L. P., “Adīb Pīs̲h̲āwarī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8285>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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