Muezzi, Abu Abdallah Mohammad Ibn Abd Al-Malik

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Muezzi, Abu Abdallah Mohammad Ibn Abd Al-Malik

 

Born about 1048–49; died 1127. Persian and Tadzhik poet.

Muezzi was the son of the poet Burhani (about 1018–73). He was a court poet for the Seljuk sultans Malik Shah and Sanjar. He became famous for his brilliantly versified, panegyrical qasidas. Muezzi’s divan has been preserved, including 18,000 bayts (distichs).

WORKS

Divan. Tehran, 1318 A.H. (1939).

REFERENCE

Bertel’s, E. E. Istoriia persidsko-tadzhikskoi literatury. Edited by Jan Rypka. Moscow, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.