Nasir Khusraw: A Famous Shia Traveler & Scholar

Nasir Khusraw: A Famous Shia Traveler & Scholar(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Nasir Khusraw was born in 1004 AD, in Qubadiyan (Kobadiyan in Balkh a province of Afghanistan), then Greater Khorasan. He was well versed in all the branches of natural science, in medicine, mathematics, astronomy and astrology, in Greek philosophy and the writings of al-Kindi, al-Farabi and Ibn Sina; and the interpretation of the Qur’an. He had studied Arabic, Turkish, Greek, the vernacular languages of India and Sindh, and perhaps even Hebrew; he had visited Multan and Lahore, and the splendid Ghaznavid court under Sultan Mahmud, Firdousi’s patron. Later on he chose Merv for his residence, and was the owner of a house and garden there.

via http://abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=240797.

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