The Great Mosque, Ulu Jami, formerly a Christian church, occupies the site of a Sassanian palace and was built with materials from an older palace, probably that of Tigranes II.
Lees, A Biographical Sketch of the Mystic Philosopher and Poet Jami (Calcutta, 1859); E.
Hadland Davis, The Persian Mystics: Jami (1908).
The chief priest of the principal mosque of a city, the masfid i jami, is called imam juma, and he, or a representative appointed by him, reads the kljutba, Friday oration, and also preaches.
He was a patron of learned men, among others of the historians Mirk hond and Khwadamir, and the p~ts Jami and Hatifi.
1149), who was the first after Firdousi to write a Yusuf u Zalikh to Jami (d.
1352; 753 A.11.) was the next aspirant to Nikmis fame, with five mathnawis, among which Humdi u Humayun is the most popular, but he had to yield the palm to Abd-urrabman JamI (14,41492; 817898 A.H.), the last classic poet of Persia, in whose genius were, ,~ d summed up all the best qualities of his great prede- Later Poets, cessors.