(pen name of Nasir al-Din, son of Burhan al-Din). Date of birth and death unknown. Turkic-language writer of Middle Asia of the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
Rabghuzi knew Arabic and Persian well. He was a qadi (religious judge). His chief work, Tales of the Prophets (Qiṣaṣ Rabghuz, 1309–10), is extant only in manuscripts from the 15th and 16th centuries. It consists of 72 tales on themes from the Bible and the Koran, written in prose with verse insertions. The tales are a valuable example of the Khwarazm style of literature. Rabghuzi is also the author of lyric verse.
WORKSQuisas ul-anbiyā Rabghuzi, 5th ed. Kazan, 1881.
Ozbek ädäbiyati, vol. 1. Tashkent, 1959.