Mohtasham Kashani

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Muhtasham Kashani (1500–1588) (Persian: محتشم کاشانی) was an Iranian poet of the Safavid era. He was influential in Shi'ite religious poetry, especially marsiyah poetry mourning the tragedy of Ashura.[1] He was born in Kashan, where he spent all of his life. He is well-known for his poetry about Imam al-Husayn's martyrdom[2] in the form of tarkib band.[3]

His main occupation, like that of his father, was in the cloth industry (in Kashan) before he took up poetry.[4]


  1. ^ Morrow, John Andrew (2013). Islamic Images and Ideas: Essays on Sacred Symbolism. McFarland & Company. p. 237. ISBN 9780786458486.
  2. ^ Malikʹpūr, Jamshid (2004). The Islamic Drama. Frank Cass. p. 52. ISBN 0714655651.
  3. ^ Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb, Bernard Lewis, Johannes Hendrik Kramer, Charles Pellat, Joseph Schacht, The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Volume 10, Parts 163-178, 1998, Brill Publishers
  4. ^ Mohtasam Kasani. Encyclopedia Iranica.