Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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ʿUbaid Zākānī
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(Nihẓām al-Dīn ʿUbaid Allāh), a Persian poet of the xivth century, born c. 700 (1300) at Ḳazwīn in the family of the Zākānī, which took its name from a village in the neighbourhood, whence it had originated, lived in S̲h̲īrāz, which left him happy memories, in the reign of S̲h̲aik̲h̲ Abū Isḥāḳ Ind̲j̲ū (d. 747 = 1346—1347), was a judge in Ḳazwīn, went to Bag̲h̲dād where Sulṭān Uwais of the Īlk̲h̲ānian or Ḏj̲alāʾirid dynasty was reigning, to visit the poet Selmān Sāwed̲j̲ī and died in poverty in 772 (1371)…

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Huart, Cl., “ʿUbaid Zākānī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5868>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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