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Omar Khayyam, the celebrated polymath of medieval Persia, remains one of the most intriguing figures in history. Born in Nishapur, Iran, in 1048, Khayyam made significant contributions to mathematics, astronomy, poetry, philosophy, and religious thought during the Golden Age of…
Rudaki, often hailed as the “Father of Persian Poetry,” occupies a central place in the literary history of Iran and the wider Persian-speaking world. As the first major poet to write in New Persian, Rudaki’s contributions to Persian literature are…
In the annals of Persian mysticism, few figures loom as large as Mansour al-Hallaj. A poet, teacher, and spiritual guide, Hallaj’s life was a testament to the transformative power of Sufism – a mystical tradition that seeks union with the…
Introduction Ferdowsi, often hailed as the “Homer of Persia,” stands as an immortal figure in the annals of Persian literature. His life and works have left an indelible mark on the cultural tapestry of Iran, influencing generations with his epic…