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al-Kāẓimī
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, ʿabd al-muḥsin b. muḥammad , S̲h̲īʿī poet of ʿIrāḳ, born in Bag̲h̲dād in 1282/1865 (but according to his daughter Rabāb al-Kāẓimī, in 1289/1872), who died in Cairo on 1 May 1935. He received elementary instruction in Arabic and Persian and then continued to study Arabic literature on his own initiative. In 1308/1890 he met D̲j̲amāl al-Dīn al-Afg̲h̲ānī [q.v.] in ʿIrāḳ and was influenced by his revolutionary ideas. Soon afterwards he left ʿIrāḳ, but whether for reasons of political, business or poetic ambition is unclear. He travelled to Persia, India …

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Moreh, S., “al-Kāẓimī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4086>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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