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  • Abarquh (Subject Entry)

    Iranian town in northern Fars province. A prosperous center in medieval times, by the 10th century it was fortified with a citadel and had ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abarshahr (Subject Entry)

    See Nishapur . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • ῾Abd al-Samad (Biography)

    ( b. before 1517 ; fl. c. 1535 – 1600 ). Iranian miniature painter , calligrapher and courtier , active also in India. Trained ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • ῾Abdallah Khan (Biography)

    ( fl. c. 1810 – 50 ). Persian painter and architect. Trained in the apprentice system in royal workshops, he rose through the ranks, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • ῾Abdallah Sayrafi (Biography)

    ( b. ?Tabriz; fl. 1310 – 44 ). Calligrapher . The son of Khwaja Mahmud Sarraf al-Tabrizi, he was a pupil of Haydar , ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Ābish Khātūn bint Saʿd II (Biography)

    Ruler of Fārs Province, wife of Mongol prince Tash-Möngke bin Hülegü Khan. A daughter of the Salghurid dynasty whose grandfather, Abū Bakr Qutlugh Khan ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

  • Abu Hanifah (Biography)

    699 – 767 Scholar and jurist Legal scholar Abu Hanifah is celebrated as the founder of the Hanafi, considered by many to be the ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Abu῾l-Qasim (Biography)

    ( fl. c. 1816 ). Persian painter . His only known work is a long composition depicting Fath ῾Ali Shah Qajar ( r. 1797 ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu Muslim al-Khurasani (Biography)

    (d. 755 ) Semilegendary Iranian revolutionary who led the rebellion that toppled the Umayyad caliphate in 750 and brought the Abbasid dynasty to power. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Abu Tahir (Biography)

    [Abu Ṭāhir]. Persian family of potters. The family is sometimes known, somewhat improperly, by the epithet Kashani [al-Kashani, Qashani], which refers to their hometown, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Abu Zayd (Biography)

    ( fl. Kashan , 1186 – 1219 ). Persian potter . At least two dozen tiles and vessels signed by Abu Zayd have been ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Ackerman, Phyllis (Biography)

    ( b. Oakland, CA , 1893 ; d. Shiraz, Iran , 25 Jan. 1977 ) American historian of Iranian art. While studying mathematics at ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Afghani, Jamal al-Din al- (Biography)

    ca. 1838 – 1897 Political activist Jamal al-Din al-Afghani was a political activist and writer, perhaps best known for his role in the Pan-Islamic ...

    Source: The Islamic World: Past and Present

  • Afghani, Jamal al-Din al- (Biography)

    (d. 1897 ) Thinker and political activist. Born and raised in Iran, although claimed to be of Afghan origin. Educated in Iran and Iraq. ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Afghānī, Jamāl al-Dīn al- (Biography)

    Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī ( 1838 / 39 – 1897 ) was a writer and Pan-Islamist political activist. Controversial during his lifetime, al-Afghānī has become ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Afghānī, Jamāl al-Dīn al- (Biography)

    Controversial during his lifetime, al-Afghānī has become since his death one of the most influential figures in the Muslim world. Life and Activities. Despite ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

  • Afsharid Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    Of Turkic origin, the Afsharids ruled Iran 1736 – 96 ; at its zenith, the dynasty stretched from Iraq to northern India. Founder Nadir ...

    Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

  • Afshārid Dynasty (Subject Entry)

    The Afshārid dynasty ( 1736 – 1802 ) was the ruling house of Iran, founded after the abolition of the Ṣafavid dynasty by Nādir ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

  • Afzal (Biography)

    ( fl. Isfahan , 1640 – 51 ). Persian illustrator . Active during the reign of the Safavid shah ῾Abbas II ( r. 1642 ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  • Aga Khan (Biography)

    The Nizārī Ismāʿīlī imams since the time of Ḥasan ʿAlī Shāh ( d. 1881 ) have borne the title Aga Khan. The present imam, ...

    Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

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