Aufi, Sadid Al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad Bukhari

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Aufi, Sadid Al-Din Muhammad ibn Muhammad Bukhari

 

Born in the late 12th century; died in the early 13th century. Persian-Tajik scholar and philologist. Author of Heart of Hearts (written in 1220), the first anthology (tazkira) of Farsi poetry known to us since ancient times, with brief information about the poets; this work is important because it constitutes the sole source for the study of the work of many poets. He also composed the Collection of Tales and the Light of Traditions (written in 1228), which contains more than 2,000 short tales, chiefly historical in nature. In 1223, Aufi translated Joy After Difficulty, a famous work by al-Tanukh, from Arabic.

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Lubab al-albab, vols. 1–2. Edited by E.G. Browne and M. Kazwini. Leiden, 1903–1906.
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