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Ibrāhīm ibn Mullah Abū ʾl-Khayr
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The short Judeo-Persianmasnavī (narrative poem in rhymed couplets) known as Khudāidād does not bear an author’s name. According to Carl Salemann, its author was Ibrāhīm b. Mullah Abū ʾl-Khayr, about whom we lack any biographical information beyond the fact that he also wrote several other poems known thus far only by their titles. Scholars believe that Khudāidād was most likely written toward the end of the eighteenth century, possibly during the reign of the Bukhārān chieftain Amīr Maʿṣūm (d. 1802), although the events it recounts are yet to be corroborated. Khudāidād describes the …

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Vera B. Moreen, “Ibrāhīm ibn Mullah Abū ʾl-Khayr”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0011300>
First published online: 2010

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