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Nasir Khusraw

Persian poet and philosopher

Abu Mo’in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw Qubadiani Marvzi (1004-1088), also known as Nāsir Khusraw Qubādiyānī Balkhi or Nasir Khusraw Balkhi was a Persian poet. He was born in a village near Balkh in modern Afghanistan. He knew about science, medicine, mathematics, astronomy and astrology. He had studied Arabic, Turkish, Greek, Hindi, Sindhi,Hebrew and Persian. He wrote the Safarnama. In Safarnama, Naser Khosrow described his journey to Mecca, Cairo and Jerusalem and many other cities. His poems are collected in a diwan. He died in Yamagan, a village in Afghanistan.

Nasir Khusraw Balkhi
ناصر خسرو بلخی
Born1004
Khorasan (present day Tajikistan)
Died1088 (aged 84)
Yamgan, Khorasan
(present day Badakhshan in Afghanistan)
Major shrineTomb of Nasir Khusrav Yamgan, Afghanistan
Tradition or genre
Sufi poetry, Ismaili scholar
Major worksSafarnama, Wajh-i-Din, Zaad al-Musafirin, Sa'datnama, Rawshana-i-nama