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al-Ḥājirī, Ḥusām al-Dīn
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Ḥusām al-Dīn ʿĪsā b. Sanjar b. Bahrām b. Jibrāʾīl b. Khumārtikīn b. Ṭāshtikīn al-Irbilī al-Ḥājirī (d. c.632/1235) came from a lower social stratum but became famous through his poetry. Born around 582/1186, al-Ḥājirī came from a Turkish-speaking family of soldiers from Irbil, which blossomed under the Begtiginid ruler Muẓaffar al-Dīn Gökbürī (r. 586–630/1190–1232). Al-Ḥājirī experimented with new poetic forms like strophic poetry and, especially, two-line poems of various kinds, including some in the vernacul…

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von Hees, Syrinx, “al-Ḥājirī, Ḥusām al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30197>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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