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Abul-Mahāsin Abu Bakr Zaynuddin Azraqi (Persian: ابوالمحاسن أبو بكر زين الدين أزرقي‎‎) was an 11th-century poet who lived in Persia.

Born in Herat, Firdowsi is said to have taken refuge in his father's house (Ismail Varrāq, "the book seller") on his flight from Ghazneh to Tus.

Azraqi was an eminent panegyrist. He turned Alfiyya u Shalfiyya into poetry, and is said to have presented himself to Shamsudowleh Abolfavāris Tughan-Shah, son of Alp Arslan. He also wrote a version of the Sandbad nama. Except for his qasidehs, none of the latter remain.

He died in 1072 CE.


  • Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K

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