ḠIĀṮ-AL-DIN RĀMPURI

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ḠIĀṮ-AL-DIN ʿEZZAT RĀMPURI, MOḤAMMAD, Persian lexicographer, literary scholar, philologist, poet, and teacher (b. ca. 1199/1785; d. Rampur, 22 Ḏu’l-ḥejja 1268/7 October 1852).

Life. Ḡiāṯ-al-Din was born in Rampur to a family of scholars. His education began at home with his father, Jalāl-al-Din (pen-name Jalāl; b. ca. 1739; d. 1808). Jalāl is remembered as a learned scholar of the Arabic-Islamic sciences, respected teacher, Persian poet, wealthy generous, and inclined towards mysticism (Mināʾi, pp. 104-5).