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, abū ’l-faḍl muḥammad b. ḥusayn kātib (in Persian: dabīr ), famous Persian historian of the 5th/11th century, born in 385/995 at the village of Hārit̲h̲ābād in the district of Bayhaḳ (today the district of Sabzawār in Ḵh̲urāsān). At an early age he went to study at Nīs̲h̲ābūr, then an important centre of learning. He soon entered the chancellery of the G̲h̲aznawid rulers at G̲h̲aznīn, with the function of secretary, and in this city he spent most of his life. He was at first the assistant of the celebra…

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Naficy, Said, “Bayhaḳī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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