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As̲h̲raf al-Dīn Gīlānī
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, Persian journalist and poet, was born in Ras̲h̲t in 1871. He completed his early studies in Ḳazwīn, and from 1883 to 1888 was a theological student in Nad̲j̲af. Returning to Ras̲h̲t, he earned his living as a letter-writer until the Revolution of 1906, when he began the publication of Nasīm-i S̲h̲imāl (a name that he also sometimes used as his tak̲h̲allūṣ ). This weekly journal was suppressed after the counterrevolution of Muḥammad ʿAlī S̲h̲āh in 1908, but the following years As̲h̲raf accompanied the Constitutionalist forces on their successful occupati…

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Elwell-Sutton, L. P., “As̲h̲raf al-Dīn Gīlānī”, 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_8357>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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