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Minister of Culture sends message to Attar Neyshabouri commemoration gathering

Minister of Culture sends message to Attar Neyshabouri commemoration gathering
Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mr. Abbas Salehi in his message to the international gathering commemorating the renowned Iranian Poet and sage Attar of Neyshabour, has described him as one of the brilliant individuals of Iran’s literature and mysticism world.
According to Public Relations and information center of Ministry of Culture, Attar is a unique man and that’s why after several centuries since his death, his name has surpassed geographical boundaries and his priceless and mystifying works have been the closest associate of scholars and literary people across the world, has said Mr. Salehi in his message. The international gathering on Apr. 13, the birthday anniversary of Attar was attend by a group of local and foreign dignitaries and those expert of Attar’s work. Born in 1119, Abu Hamed Mohammad Neyshabouri, mostly known by his penname Faridoddin, was the son of a successful chemist and received an excellent education in various fields, including pharmacy. His achievements in the profession of pharmacy brought him the title of 'Attar' -- literally meaning, The Pharmacist. Eventually, he abandoned his pharmaceutical business and traveled widely, visiting Kufa, Mecca, Damascus, Turkistan and India. He met with Sufi leaders of the time and returned to Neyshabour to promote and expound Sufi ideas. Under the influence of Sufism he started composing poems and teaching literature and his mystic theories. He also composed stories from historical chronicles, collections of anecdotes and all types of literary forms. Born in 1119, Abu Hamed Mohammad Neyshabouri, mostly known by his penname Faridoddin, was the son of a successful chemist and received an excellent education in various fields, including pharmacy. His achievements in the profession of pharmacy brought him the title of 'Attar' -- literally meaning, The Pharmacist. Eventually, he abandoned his pharmaceutical business and traveled widely, visiting Kufa, Mecca, Damascus, Turkistan and India. He met with Sufi leaders of the time and returned to Neyshabour to promote and expound Sufi ideas. Under the influence of Sufism he started composing poems and teaching literature and his mystic theories. He also composed stories from historical chronicles, collections of anecdotes and all types of literary forms. Attar's most celebrated work is Manteq-ul-Tteir (The Conference of the Birds), a poem consisting of 4,600 couplets. The poem uses allegory to illustrate the Sufi doctrine of union between the human and the divine. Attar died at the age of 70, during the Mongolian invasion of Neyshabour. Attar's most celebrated work is Manteq-ul-Tteir (The Conference of the Birds), a poem consisting of 4,600 couplets. The poem uses allegory to illustrate the Sufi doctrine of union between the human and the divine. His other important writings include Tazkerat-ol-Olia (Biographies of the Saints), a prose work about the early Sufis. Elahi-Nameh (Book of Divinity), Asrar-Nameh (Book of Mysteries), Mosibat-Nameh (Book of Suffering), Bolbol-Nameh (Book of Nightingales), Javaher-Nameh (Book of Jewels) and Khosrow-Nameh (Book of Kings) are among the numerous books he wrote in verse and prose. His other important writings include Tazkerat-ol-Olia (Biographies of the Saints), a prose work about the early Sufis. Elahi-Nameh (Book of Divinity), Asrar-Nameh (Book of Mysteries), Mosibat-Nameh (Book of Suffering), Bolbol-Nameh (Book of Nightingales), Javaher-Nameh (Book of Jewels) and Khosrow-Nameh (Book of Kings) are among the numerous books he wrote in verse and prose. Attar is one of the most famous mystic poets of Iran. His works were the inspiration of Rumi and many other mystic poets. Attar, along with Sanai were two of the greatest influences on Molavi (Rumi) in his Sufi views. Molavi has mentioned both of them with the highest esteem several times in his poetry. Attar was beheaded by the invading Mongol army in 1221. His tomb, in Neishabour, Khorasan Razavi Province, attracts many visitors throughout the year.
Apr 15, 2018 15:39
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