Banākatī
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Banākatī, Abū Sulaymān Fakhr al-Dīn Dāwūd b. Muḥammad (d. 730/1330), was a Persian historian and poet of the Īlkhānid period. He himself mentions his laqab Fakhr al-Dīn Banākatī (p. 465). He was born in Banākat, which later became Shāhrukhiyya in Transoxania (Aḥmadī, 567–568; Elliot, 3/55), and was raised in a scholarly family. His father Tāj al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍl Banākatī, who was known as a religious scholar (Ṣafā, 3(2)/1266), was the author of Kitāb al-maysūr, a commentary on Maṣābīḥ by Abū Muḥammad al-Baghawī and Miṣbāḥ al-ḍamīr min Ṣiḥāḥ al-tafsīr by Tāj al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍl Banā…

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Ahmadi, Mohsen and Negahban, Farzin, “Banākatī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000062>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209



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