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Lārī, Abū 'l Ḥasan
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Abū ʾl Ḥasan Lārī was the central figure in an incident that occurred in the southwestern Iranian town of Lār sometime between 1616 and 1620, as recounted in the Judeo-Persian chronicle Kitāb-i Anusī (The Book of a Forced Convert) by Bābāī b. Luṭf. Its main element was an effort to make the Jews wear demeaning headgear that would distinguish them from Shīʿī Muslims, in keeping with the customs ostensibly initiated by the caliph ʿUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb (r. 634-644).

According to Ibn Luṭf, the Jews of Lār were concerned about the conflict of interest generated by the circumsta…

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Vera B. Moreen, “Lārī, Abū 'l Ḥasan”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0000410>
First published online: 2010

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