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Dabistān al-Mad̲h̲āhib
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, “The school of religions”, a work in Persian describing the different religions of and in particular the religious situation in Hindustān in the 11th/17th century; it is the most complete account in the Persian language, later than the Bayān al-adyān (6th/12th century), which is accurate but concise, and than the Tabṣirat al-ʿawāmm (7th/13th century), written from the S̲h̲īʿite point of view. The sources of the Dabistān derive partly from the sacred books of the different religious persuasions, partly from verbal information given to the author, and partly f…

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Horovitz, J. and Massé, H., “Dabistān al-Mad̲h̲āhib”, 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 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_1647>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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