Burhān al-Dīn
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, ḳāḍī aḥmad , a poet from eastern Asia Minor (revealing in his work characteristics of the Ād̲h̲arī dialect) and a man of learning, also a stormy petrel, who was, in succession, ḳāḍī , wazīr , atabeg and sulṭān . He was born on 3 Ramaḍān 745/8 January 1345 in Ḳayṣariya (now Kayseri), his father being S̲h̲ams al-Dīn Muḥammad, a ḳāḍī of the third generation, descended in the male line from the Og̲h̲ūz tribe of Sālūr, which dwelt originally in Ḵh̲wārazm. Burhān al-Dīn received a thorough education in the customary branches of learning, first from his fathe…

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Rypka, J., “Burhān al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1543>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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