Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Wafāʾ
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, S̲h̲araf al-Dīn ʿAlī Ḥusainī, a Persian poet of the xviiith century, belonged to a family of saiyids of Ḳumm, who had charge of the mausoleum of Fāṭima, daughter of the Imām Mūsā Kāẓim [cf. ḳumm]. He went to India at the end of the reign of Nādir S̲h̲āh, stayed there nearly 30 years, returned home in 1180 (1766), made the pilgrimage to Mecca and died in Persia in 1194 (1780). The Asiatic Society of Bengal possesses a short mat̲h̲nawī entitled Luʾluʾ-i manẓūm “Pearls arranged in Order” by him; his Dīwān is in the India Office Library.

Other poets have had the same tak̲h̲alluṣ: 1. Wafāʾ of Ferāhā…

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Huart, Cl., “Wafāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5931>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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