Burujirdī, Ākhund Mullāh ʽAbdullāh
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ʽAbdullāh Burujirdī, known as Ākhūnd (Pers. teacher, preacher) Mullāh ʽAbdullāh (d. 1900), was the son of Mullāh Muḥammad Burūjirdī, known as Muqaddas (Ar./Pers. the holy). A popular preacher and rabble-rouser who stirred up persecutions of the Jews in the Iranian town of Hamadan in the late nineteenth century, Burujirdī studied at the Shīʽī shrines in Karbala and Najaf for four or five years, and cultivated a “holy” demeanor that impressed the masses.

Sources indicate that Burujirdī was brought to Hamadan by opponents of the Shaykhīs (a nineteenth-century Iranian religiou…

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Haideh Sahim, “Burujirdī, Ākhund Mullāh ʽAbdullāh”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 17 October 2017
First published online: 2010



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