Abu Mu'in Nasir B. Khusraw was born in the year A.H. in the small town of Qubadiyan, situated not far from the city of Balkh in the province of Khurasan. Abu Mo'in Hamid ad-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw al-Qubadiani or Nāsir Khusraw Qubādiyānī Balkhi also spelled as Nasir Khusrow and Naser Khosrow ( –   Tradition or genre‎: ‎Sufi poetry, Ismaili scholar. Abu Mo'in Hamid al-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw is an important figure in the development of Ismaili philosophy. Much of his biography and philosophical ideology.


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The cosmogonic structure itself reveals a purposeful, providential unfolding from the spiritual realm into the physical world. Conversely, as a reflection, the physical world nasir khusraw to grasp the spiritual realm and comprehend it.

In holding to this cosmogonic description, Khusraw follows his fellow Ismailis Nasafi and al-Sijistani while differentiating nasir khusraw theory from the structure introduced by al-Farabi and later adopted by Ibn Sina and the Ismaili philosopher al-Kirmani.

For Nasir, God Himself is indescribable beyond all categories of being and non-being nothing which has an opposite can be ascribed to Him, since that would be limiting Him to human concepts. Universal Intellect enjoys a worshipful intimacy with God and derives perfection from this intimacy.

From this worship emerges Universal Soul, perfect in potentiality but not in actuality because it is separated from God by Intellect.

Nasir Khusraw – Ismailimail

Universal Soul recognizes its separation from God, and moves closer to God in a desire for the perfection enjoyed by Intellect. Through its search for perfection, Universal Soul introduces the first movement into the entire structure, manifest in time and space.

The entire cosmos is set into motion through nasir khusraw movement of Universal Soul. After years, his Safarnama is still readable for Persian-speaking people.

It also explores his immense satisfaction with the quiet solitude of Yumgan, and his utter despondency again in seeing himself despised by his former associates and excluded from participation in the glorious contest of life. Scattered through all these alternating outbursts of hope and despair, there are lessons of morality, and solemn warnings against the tricks and perfidy of the world, the vanity of all earthly splendour and greatness, the folly and injustice of men, and the hypocrisy, frivolity and viciousness of fashionable society nasir khusraw princely courts nasir khusraw particular.

Nasir Khusraw

Hunzai under the title: The work discusses creation, questions related to the soul, epistemology, creation, and Ismaili Islamic doctorines.

From a linguistic point of view, the work is an nasir khusraw of early philosophical writing in new Persian.

Even though the source is suspect, I include this poem nasir khusraw because it gives a glimpse of the high regard Nasir Khusraw has been held in, and the company he has been assumed to keep. To have it long accepted that the great Attar would have proudly modelled his behaviour on the values and actions of Nasir Khusraw points to the spiritual pinnacle he was imagined, by the Persian reading public, to inhabit.

Proud to claim he hailed from Khorasan, his name also specifies his main towns as Marv and Qobadiyan. Nasir Khusraw served in the courts of the Saljuqs, a Turkic dynasty which destroyed the Ghaznavids.

For Nasir, Sultan Mahmud nasir khusraw Ghazni stands as the prime example of a worldly leader unworthy to be the subject of praise by the high art of poetry.

The house of Qarun has now made all Khurasan A model for the world entire of how sinister fate unfolds. Their slaves at one time were the Turks, But sometimes things turn this way and that, And now they themselves are slaves of Turks.

Nāṣer-e Khusraw | Persian author |

Of his life, we can identify four general parts. We know he was born into a family of government administrators; in his Safarnama, he describes how he nasir khusraw two of his brothers are employed by the court, he himself nasir khusraw some financial capacity. Elite and well-educated, he knows Persian and Arabic and their literatures, as well as science, mathematics, and the debates of philosophy and theology of his day.


He is also a spiritual man. He tells us, again in his Safarnama, how on a business trip he went off to pray while his companions entertained themselves with reciting poetry. In the longest poem in his Divan, he writes how he inquired nasir khusraw scholars of all nasir khusraw to see which one was best.