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Biruni  Term Image (Al-Bīrūnī, ’Abū Raiḥān) Script Image
(Language:  Persian)
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Short Description: (name) scholar (male), born 973, died 1048.
Long Description: A learned polymath, called al-ustād (“the teacher”). Author of the encyclopedic Book of India (Kitāb al-Hind).
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
Notes & References: See Alberuni’s India (ed. E.C. Sachau)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms