Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani

Full name: 
`Ali ibn al-Husayn ul-Isfahānī
Arabic name: 
أبو الفرج الأصفهاني
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Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī, in full Abū al-Faraj ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Qurashī al-Iṣbahānī, also called al-Iṣfahānī (born 897, Eṣfahān, Iran—died November 20, 967, Baghdad), literary scholar who composed an encyclopaedic and fundamental work on Arabic song, composers, poets, and musicians.

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