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Amīr Mīnāʾī
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Amīr Aḥmad Amīr Mīnāʾī (1829–1900) was a poet, teacher, lexicographer, biographer, publisher, Islamic scholar, critical editor, and court official at Lucknow and Rāmpūr. He is remembered best for his Urdu ghazals (lyrical poems) and naʿts (poems in praise of the prophet Muḥammad), his biographical dictionary of poets at Rāmpūr, and an incomplete Urdu dictionary.

1. Life

Amīr Mīnāʾī was born in Lucknow to a family of mystics and scholars who traced it…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Amīr Mīnāʾī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_40683>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 9789004435940, 2021, 2021-2

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