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Jamal al-Din Abu Muhammad Ilyas ibn Yusuf ibn Zaki Muayyad Nizami

(d. 1209)


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(d. ca. 1209)

Persian poet. Author of the Khamsa (also known as the Panj Ganj), which comprises the following five epic poems: Makhzan al-Asrar; the romances Khusraw and Shirin and Layla and Majnun; Iskandar Nama; and Haft Paykar. Nizami's work, strongly evocative of Sufi ideas, exercised great influence on the subsequent development of Persian verse.

Subjects: Islam.


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