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Mawlānā Abul-Ma’āni Mirzā Abdul-Qādir Bidel, also known as Bīdel Dehlavī (1642–1720), was a famous Persian poet and Sufi born in an area of Kabul province in today’s Afghanistan whose parents migrated to India. He mostly wrote Ghazal and Rubayee (quatrain) in Persian and is the author of 16 books of poetry (contain nearly 147,000 verses and include several masnavis). He is considered as one of the prominent poets of Indian School of Poetry in Persian literature, and owns his unique style in it.
Mirzā Abbās Bastāmi (1798-1857) known by his pen name Foroughi was a Persian poet of Qajar dynasty era. He was born in Karbala, when his family were in the journey of Karbala. He later came to Sari city of Māzandarān with his family and later moved to Tehran. He lived for a period in Bastām and has been called Bastāmi since then. Most of his poems were in ghazal form and he was considered as one of the sufi poets. Around 5000 lines of his poetry has survived
Khāqāni or Khāghāni (1121 – 1190) was a Persian poet. He was born in the historical region known as Shirvan, under the Shirvanshah (a vassal of the Seljuq empire) and died in Tabriz, Iran. Khaqani (real name, Afzaladdin Badil ibn Ali Nadjar) was born into the family of a carpenter. In his youth, Khaghani wrote under the pen-name Haqai’qi (“Seeker”). After he had been invited to the court of the Shirvanshah, he assumed the pen-name of Khaghani.
Nizām-al-Din ʿAlī-Shīr Herawī (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501) was a politician, mystic, linguist, painter, and poet of Uyghur origin who was born and lived in Herat. He is generally known by his pen name Navā’ī (meaning “melodic” or “melody maker”). Because of his distinguished Chagatai poetry, he is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature.
Abul Hasan Ali ibn Julugh Farrukhi Sistani (died 1037) was a royal poet of Ghaznavids. As an ethnic Persian, he was one of the brightest masters of the panegyric school of poetry in the court of Mahmud of Ghazni.
Abu Najm Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Qaus Manuchehri aka Manuchehri Damghani, was a royal poet of the 11th century in Persia. He was from Damghan in Iran and he is said to be the first to use the form of “musammat” in Persian poetry and has the best ones too. He traveled to Tabarestan and was admitted to the court of King Manuchehr Ghabus of Ziyarid dynasty and that’s where he got his pen name.
Bayazid Bastami (804-874), also known as Abu Yazid Bistami or Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami, was a Persian Sufi poet born in Bastam. Bayazid’s grandfather was a Zoroastrian who converted to Islam. His grandfather had three sons, Adam, Tayfur and ‘Ali. All of them were ascetics. Abayazid was born to Tayfur. Not much is known of his childhood, but Bayazid spent most of his time in isolation in his house and the mosque.
Abū-Mansūr Qatrān-i Tabrīzī (1009–1072), was a royal Persian poet. He was born in Sahar near Tabriz and was the most famous panegyrist of his time in Iran. He would identify his ancestry from Gilan and from the Dehqan class. His work has aroused the interest of historians, for in many cases Qatran has perpetuated the names of members of regional dynasties in Azerbayjan and the Caucasus region that would have otherwise fallen in oblivion.
Bahāʾ al‐Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al‐Āmilī (also known as Shaykh‐i Bahāʾī), (18 February 1547 – 1 September 1621) was a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and a poet in 16th-century Iran. He was born in Baalbek, Lebanon. He lived in Jabal Amel in a village called Jaba’.