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Cultural Celebrities of Islam and Iran

Imami Heravi Mohammad

Sheikh Mohammad Imami Heravi was the calligrapher and scribe of the 9th century AH. He wrote in the royal court of Sultan Yaqub and Rostam Aq-Quyunlu, hence he wrote in Yaqubi and Rostami. He produced a calligraphic work of a version of Orang of Jami, a copy of Mathnavi of Oshtor-Nameh, a copy of Divan of Jameh and some eighteen copies of different calligraphic writings.

Sufyan Thawri

Abu-Abdullah Sufyan ibn Masruq Thawri was the narrator of hadith, leader of religious sciences and founder of Al-Thawri religious sect in the first and second centuries AH. He was called Amir al-Mu’minin (the Commander of the Faithful) as he was a religious authority and follower of truth. He was unique in the sciences of interior and exterior. He was one of the five religious authorities and of true piety. He is the author of Al-Jami’ al-Kabir, Al-Jami’ al-Saghir, and Kitab al-Fara’idh.

Mas’ud Marvazi

He was the poet of the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AH. He was the first who wrote the Persian history in poetry and produced a poetical Shahnameh (the epic of kings, as a monument of poetry and historiography) starting with King Kiyumarth up to the demise of the Sassanid dynasty. From this poetical collection there are only three couplets left quoted by Mutahhar ibn Taher Maqdasi.

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