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Amjad Ḥaydarābādī
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Sayyid Aḥmad Ḥusayn Amjad Ḥaydarābādī (d. 29 March 1961) was an Urdu poet celebrated for his mystical rubāʿīs (quatrains).

1. Life

The best estimate of his birthdate is 10 or 11 April 1886. Most of what we know about Amjad’s early life comes from his autobiographical writing. Amjad’s father, a Ṣūfī and the imām of a local mosque, died when Amjad was an infant. Amjad was raised as a girl by his mother and may not have begun dressing as a male until he reached maturity. He studied Arabic and P…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Amjad Ḥaydarābādī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30335>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386648, 2019, 2019-3



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