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, muḥammad b. ḥusayn bahāʾ al-dīn , with the tak̲h̲alluṣ of Bahāʾī, born in 953/1547, died 1030/1621; author of several works in Arabic and Persian, on a variety of subjects. Originating from Ḏj̲abal ʿĀmila in Syria, he migrated to Persia, and eventually obtained an honoured place at the court of S̲h̲āh ʿAbbās. The best-known of his works is the anthology al-Kas̲h̲ḳūl ("the beggar’s bowl"), frequently printed in the East; he also wrote an exposition of S̲h̲īʿite fiḳh (in Persian), under the title of Ḏj̲āmiʿ-i ʿAbbāsī , and was the author of various works on astronomy and mathem…

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“al-ʿĀmili”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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