Kās̲h̲ifī
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, kamāl al-dīn ḥusayn b. ʿalī , surnamed al-Wāʿiẓ (“the preacher”), Persian writer and preacher. Born at Bayhaḳ or Sabzawār, where he spent part of his youth, Kās̲h̲ifī then lived in Nis̲h̲ābūr, Mas̲h̲had, and for about 20 years at Harāt, during the reign of Abu ’l G̲h̲āzī Sulṭān-Ḥusayn Bāyḳarā [q.v.]. There he received encouragement from the sultan and from ʿAlī S̲h̲īr Nawāʾī [q.v.]. He was well-known as an eloquent preacher with an exceptionally beautiful voice and as a profilic writer of Persian prose. Kās̲h̲ifī lived to a ripe old age, dying in 910/150…

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Hosein Yousofi, G̲h̲olam, “Kās̲h̲ifī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3972>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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