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ʿAbd al-Ḳādir b. G̲h̲aybī
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al-Hāfiz al-Marāg̲h̲ī , the greatest of the Persian writers on music. Born at Marāg̲h̲a, about the middle of the 8th/14th century, he had become one of the minstrels of al-Ḥusayn, the Ḏj̲alāʾirid Sultan of ʿIrāḳ, about 781/1379. Under the next Sultan, Aḥmad, he was appointed the chief court minstrel, a post which he held until Tīmūr captured Bag̲h̲dād in 795/1393, when he was transported to Samarḳand, the capital of the conqueror. In 801/1399 we find him at Tabrīz in the service of Tīmūr’s waywar…

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Farmer, H.G., “ʿAbd al-Ḳādir b. G̲h̲aybī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0091>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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