Mihyar

Mihyar b Marzawayh al daylami Abu `l-Husayn- A poet who used the Arabic language , originally a Zoroastrian but becoming a convert to Islam in 1004AD at the hands of al Sharif al-Radi ( d.1016 AD ), dying in 1037. The famous Shia poets and “nakib “of the descendants of the Prophet took charge of the4 education […]

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Unsuri

Abul Kasim Hassan b. Ahmed- a Persian poet at Ghaznavid Court during the early 11th century AD. Probably born in Balkh probably born in Balkh , and was orphaned at an early age. He was introduced to the Sultans Court at Ghazna. He served Sultan Mohammed as his Amir ( Malik al Shuara )- supervising […]

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Maulana Rumi

Djalal Ud Din Rumi b.Baha` al Din Sultan Ul Ulama Walad b Husayn b Ahmad Khatibi. Known by the sobriquet Mawlana ( Mevlana ), Persian poet and founder of the Mawlawiyya order od dervishes, which was named after him, was born on 30 September 1207 ( AD ) in Konya. His father whose sermons have […]

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Muhsin Ali Muhsin

Urdu poet of 19th century India. He was the son of another poet – Shah Husayn Hakikat. Muhsin achieved fame through his Tadhkirah of Urdu poets – Sarapa Sukhan- , published in Lucknow,India, in 1860. Here the ghazals of over 700 poets are included. His work is distinguished by its arrangement- the poetry is grouped […]

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Nazim Farrukh Husayn

Persian poet of 17th century ( AD ). Born in Harat ( modern day Iran ), Nazim spent many years in Jahangirnagar in India. He was a court poet of Beglerbegis of Harat. His greatest work – ” Yusuf u Zulaikha ” , completed in 1661 , was dedicated to one of the Governors– Abbas […]

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Nawi

Muhammad Rida of Khabushan in the vicinity of Mashad. Persian poet of the 16th century (AD ). The son of merchant , Nawi studied in Kashan under Mawlana Muhtasham. He later became close to Hakim Nur Muhammad Khan. Like other poets in Persia at the time he was attracted to the Mughal Courts in India- […]

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Saadi

Abd Allah Musharaf al din b Muslim b Saadi Known as Shaykh Saadi, poet and prose writer of 13th century AD. One of the most renowned authors of Persian poetry. Born in Shiraz ( modern day Iran ), probably between 1213-1219 and died in the same city in 1292. Saadi was the foremost Persian poet […]

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Nasir-i- Khusraw

Abu Muin Nasir b. Khusraw b. Harith al Kubad Hiyani- Persian poet and prose writer. Born in 1004 AD. He had interest in science , mathematics, and poetry from an early age. In 1045 AD he went for the Hajj and wrote his ” Safar Nama ” about his journey, and stayed in Mecca for 6 […]

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Shihab Isfahani

Mirza Nasr Allah – Persian poet of the Kadjar period ( 18th century AD ). Isfahani was born in Simrun ( Isfahan – modern day Iran ). He belonged to a family of military judges but he devoted himself to the study of Arabic and had an inclination to write poetry. As a result , in […]

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Shihab Turshizi

Mirza Abd Allah Khan Zand- Persian poet , born possibly in 1753 and started writing his poetry in his home town of Khurasan. In 1775, he left for Shiraz and his poetic ambitions took him from city to city and in 1778 he entered the service of the ruler of Afghanistan – Shahzad Mahmud Durrani Timur […]

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