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§ 370. Faḍl Allāh, surnamed (mulaqqab) al-Amīn, b. Ruzbihān al-K̲h̲unjī1 (by lineage2) al-S̲h̲īrāzī (by birth3) al-Iṣfahānī (by residence), known (maʿrūf) as K̲h̲ōjah Mullā, an uncompromising Sunnī of the S̲h̲āfiʿī school,4 was apparently compelled by the victory of the S̲h̲īʿite S̲h̲āh Ismāʿīlto leave Iṣfahān ¶ for Kās̲h̲ān, 5 and eventually, it seems, he went to Transoxiana.6 In 918/1512–13 he was residing in Samarqand and was sent for by Abū ’l-G̲h̲āzī ʿUbaid Allāh K̲h̲ān and wrote for him the Sulūk al-mulūk (see Rieu ii 448, etc.). Of his works the Badīʿ al-zamān fī qiṣṣat Ḥaiy b. Yaqẓān (Ḥ.K̲h̲. iv p. 178) was completed in 892/1487 (see Blochet i 473: Ḥ.K̲h̲. says 852 !) and dedicated to Yaʿqūb, the Bāyandarī (reigned 884/1479–896/1490), the Tārīk̲h̲ i ʿālam-ārāy i Amīnī, begun under Yaʿqūb, was completed in the reign of his successor Bāysung̲h̲ur (d. 897/1491), the Ibṭāl nahj al-bāṭil wa-ihmāl kas̲h̲f al-ʿāṭil, his anti-S̲h̲īʿite polemical work in Arabic,7 was completed at Kās̲h̲ān in 909/1503, his Sulūk al-mulūk in 920/1514–5, and his S̲h̲arḥ i Qaṣīdah i Burdah, a Persian commentary on the Persian version of the Burdah of al-Būṣīrī, in 921/1515 (for a ms. see Edinburgh 105). His Mihmān-nāmah i Buk̲h̲ārā, a history of S̲h̲aibānī K̲h̲ān’s third campaign against the Qazāqs (Uzbaks) in 914/1508–9 (unique ms.: Nūr i ʿUt̲h̲mānīyah 3431 = Tauer 433) was begun at Buk̲h̲ārā and completed at Harāt in 911/1505.
- Tārīk̲h̲ i ʿālam-ārāy i Amīnī, a florid history of the Āq-Quyūnlū or Bāyandarīyah completed in the reign of Bāysung̲h̲ur (reigned 896/1490–897/1491): Ḥ.K̲h̲. iv p. 178 no. 8027, Fātiḥ 4431 = Tauer 432 (ah 926/1520), Blochet i 473 (ah 952/1545), Cairo p. 505 (two copies of Part i (?) only, one dated ah 1001/1592–3), Eton 172 (? Ta’rīk̲h̲ i ʿĀlam-ārā, by Faḍlī Iṣpahānī. Vol. i), 173 (vol.ii)
[Goldziher Beiträge zur Literaturgeschichte der Śîʿâ (Sitzungsberichte der K. Akademie der Wissenschaften, phil.-hist. Classe, lxxviii. Bd., Vienna 1874) pp. 475–86.]
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^ Back to text1. This nisbah is explained by al-Samʿānī as indicating descent from a man named K̲h̲unjah.
^ Back to text2. Maḥtidan, see Goldziher Beiträge zur Literaturgeschichte der Śîʿâ (Sitzungsberichte der K. Akademie der Wissenschaften, phil.-hist. Classe, lxxviii. Bd., Vienna 1874), p. 476.
^ Back to text3. Maulidan wa-nijāran (so I venture to emend the words muʾallaf an wa-tijāran quoted by Goldziher, loc. cit.).
^ Back to text4. Goldziher, op. cit., p. 483.
^ Back to text5. Goldziher, op. cit., p. 478.
^ Back to text6. Ibid., n. 3.
^ Back to text7. Goldziher discusses this work at some length in the article cited below.