Regarding "possible place of birth": Do not link, and ..., in my opinion

From English wiki:
"His birthplace could have been Fārāb on the Jaxartes (Syr Darya) in modern Kazakhstan, or maybe Fāryāb in Greater Khorasan (modern day Afghanistan). The older Persian[1] Pārāb (in Ḥudūd al-ʿĀlam) or Fāryāb (also Pāryāb), is a common Persian toponym meaning "lands irrigated by diversion of river water".[2][3] By the 13th century, Fārāb on the Jaxartes was known as Otrār.[4]
Scholars largely agree that Farabi's ethnic background is not knowable.[1][5][6][7][8]"
Comment - The place of birth, is quite probably, one (of many places a called Farab).
"Farab" should not be "blue linked" or "red linked".
"Farab" should be followed by a set of parenthesis, with text that might say "(research has not shown, exactly which place called "Farab", where he possibly was born ...)".
Thank you. Sju hav (talk) 14:47, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: Template:Broken ref/lang
  2. DANIEL BALLAND, "FĀRYĀB" in Encyclopedia Iranica [1][permanent dead link]. excerpt: "Fāryāb (also Pāryāb), common Persian toponym meaning “lands irrigated by diversion of river water"
  3. Dehkhoda Dictionary under "Parab" Template:Webarchive excerpt: "پاراب . (اِ مرکب ) زراعتی که به آب چشمه و کاریز ورودخانه و مانند آن کنند مَسقوی . آبی . مقابل دیم" (translation: "Lands irrigated by diversion of river water, springs and qanats.")
  4. "C. E. Bosworth, "OTRĀR" in Encyclopedia Iranica". 2002-07-20. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  5. "al-Farabi - Muslim philosopher".
  6. Lessons with Texts by Alfarabi. "D. Gutas, "AlFarabi" in Barthaolomew's World accessed Feb 18, 2010". Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  7. David C. Reisman, "Al-Farabi and the philosophical curriculum", in Peter Adamson and Richard C. Taylor, The Cambridge companion to Arabic philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2005, p. 53.
  8. F. Abiola Irele/Biodun Jeyifo, "Farabi", in The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, Vol. 1, p. 379.