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Muḥyi ’l-Dīn Lārī
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(d. 933/1526-7), Persian writer and author of the famous Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn , a poetical description of the two holy cities, Mecca and Medina, which also contains a full account of all the rites of the obligatory pilgrimage ( ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ ).

This book, written in 911/1506 and dedicated to Muẓaffar b. Maḥmūd S̲h̲āh of Gud̲j̲arāt (917-32/1511-26), was for a long time wrongly attributed to the celebrated poet ʿAbd al-Raḥmān D̲j̲āmī [q.v.]. Muḥyī Lārī was a pupil of the great philosopher D̲j̲alāl al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Dawānī (d. 907/1501 [q.v.]) and made use of his extensive philosophical…

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Berthels, E., “Muḥyi ’l-Dīn Lārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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