Persian literature
Persian literature (Persian: ادبیات فارسی‎) is one of the world's oldest literatures. It spans two-and-a-half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. Its sources have b...
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Literary criticism in Iran
Literary criticism (Persian: نقد ادبی‎) is a relatively young discipline in Iran since there had been no comparable tradition of literary criticism before the nineteenth century, when European i...
Persian satire
Persian satire refers to satires in Persian literature.
The Arabic poetic genre of hija (satirical poetry) was introduced after the Islamic conquest of Persia. The Greek dramatic genre of comedy w...
List of Persian poets and authors
The list is not comprehensive, but is continuously being expanded and includes Persian writers and poets from Iran. This list is alphabetized by chronological order. Although a few authors in this li...
Persian poetry
Persian literature (Persian: ادبیات فارسی‎) is one of the world's oldest literatures. It spans two-and-a-half millennia, though much of the pre-Islamic material has been lost. Its sources have b...
Muhammad Iqbal
Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Urdu: محمد اقبال‎) (9 November 1877 – 21 April 1938), widely known as Allama Iqbal (علامہ اقبال), was a philosopher, poet, mystic and politician in British India who is w...
Middle Persian literature
Middle Persian literature is the corpus of written works composed in Middle Persian, that is, the Middle Iranian dialect of Persia proper, the region in the south-western corner of the Iranian plateau...
Iranian philosophy
Iranian philosophy or Persian philosophy can be traced back as far as to Old Iranian philosophical traditions and thoughts which originated in ancient Indo-Iranian roots and were considerably influenc...
Shahnameh
The Shahnameh or Shahnama (Persian: شاهنامه‎ [ʃɒːhnɒːˈme], "The Book of Kings") is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of G...
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Tarì
A tarì (طري lit. "fresh" or "newly minted money" in Arabic) was the Christian designation of a type of gold coin of Islamic origin minted in Sicily, Malta and South Italy from about 913 to 1859.
I...
Nizami Mausoleum
The Nizami Mausoleum (Azerbaijani: Nizami məqbərəsi), built in honor of the 12th-century poet Nizami Ganjavi, stands just outside the city of Ganja, Azerbaijan. The mausoleum was originally built ...
Gazel
Gazel is a form of Turkish music that has almost died out. While in other parts of the Central Asian world, gazel is synonymous with ghazal, in Turkey it denotes an improvised form of solo singing tha...
Basit
Basīṭ (Arabic: بسيط‎), or al-basīṭ (البسيط), is a compound meter used in classical Arabic poetry. The word literally means "extender" in Arabic. The metrical form is as follows (the letter L...
Arabic prosody
ʿArūḍ or Arud (Arabic: العروض‎ al-ʿarūḍ) is often called the Science of Poetry (Arabic: علم الشعر‎ ʿilm aš-šiʿr). Its laws were laid down by Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (d. 786...
Hatef Esfehani
Seyyed Ahmad Hatef Esfehani (Persian: سید احمد هاتف اصفهانی‎) (also spelled as Hatef Esfahani or Hatif Isfahani) is a famous Iranian poet of the 18th century.
Hatef Esfehani was born in Isfa...
Hudud al-'alam
Ḥudūd al-ʿĀlam (Persian: حدود العالم‎; an originally Arabic phrase meaning "The Limits of The World") is a tenth-century geography book written in the Persian language by an unknown author from ...
Timeline of Ahmad Shamlou's life
Ahmad Shamloo (Persian: احمد شاملو‎, Ahmade Šāmlū [æhˈmæd(-e) ʃˈɒːmluː], also known under his pen name A. Bamdad (Persian: ا. بامداد‎)) (December 12, 1925 – July 24, 2000) was a Persian po...
Faramarz Nama
:Faramarz-nama (Persian: فرامرز نامه‎) is a Persian epic recounting the adventures of the hero Faramarz who is the son of Rustam.
The history book Tarikh-i Sistan (history of Sistan) mention...
Abu Mansur Maturidi
Muhammad Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (853–944 AD) (Persian: محمد بن محمد بن محمود أبو منصور ماتریدی سمرقندی حنفی‎) was an Persian Muslim theologian, and a scholar of Islamic jurisprudence and Qur'ani...