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  • n  a Muslim council of state
  • n  a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
  • n  a Muslim council chamber or law court

  • The room where these debates took place, the diwan-i-khas, still existsintact.
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  • Court invites Qataris to swear loyalty to new emir: al Jazeera
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Qataris are being invited to go to the royal court on Tuesday and Wednesday to swear loyalty to Crown Prince Tamim as the Gulf Arab state's new emir, Qatari-owned al Jazeera television reported on Monday. "The Emiri Diwan (royal court) will receive citizens tomorrow and the day after to pledge allegiance to Sheikh Tamim as the country's emir," the station said, following ...
    June 24, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Reynold A. Nicholson in The Statesman
    While comparing the two works, Professor RA Nicholson, the greatest Western researcher on Rumi and his art, says: "Sufi theosophy is the fountainhead of Rumi's inspiration. From this the Masnavi and the Diwan descend by separate channels. The one is...

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