Rudaki Statue - Rudaki Garden, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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Abu Abdollah Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (858 - ca. 941), was a Persian poet, and is regarded as the first great literary genius of the Modern Persian, who composed poems in the "New Persian" alphabet. Rudaki is considered as a founder of Persian classical literature.

He was born in 858 in Rudak (Panjrud), a village located in Panjakent, Tajikistan. Even though most of his biographers assert that he was completely blind, some early biographers are silent about this or do not mention him as being born blind. His accurate knowledge and description of colors, as evident in his poetry, renders this assertion very doubtful. He was the court poet to the Samanid ruler Nasr II (914–943) in Bukhara, although he eventually fell out of favor; his life ended in poverty.

Of the thousands verses attributed to him, only 52 qasidas, ghazals and rubais and some masnavi survived; of his epic masterpieces we have nothing beyond a few stray lines in native dictionaries. However, the most serious loss is that of his translation of Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa's Arabic version of the old Indian fable book Kalila and Dimna (Panchatantra), which he put into Persian verse at the request of his royal patron.

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Comments (44)

aghaee on December 6, 2011


Samaee on December 7, 2011

اينم که هاله نور داره پسرکم

Səməd on December 11, 2011

Excellent photo of a beautiful monument! I liked.

Behnam Nozadian on December 11, 2011

ممنون از توضیحات و عکس زیبا


Bahar e on December 12, 2011

عالیه مولانا.هنوز بدخشان هستید؟

Bahar e on December 13, 2011

نه مثل اینکه در دریای حق واقعا مغروق گشتید.خدایتان رحمت کناد

Kaan Uğurlu on December 21, 2011

Güzel bir açı ve kompozisyon arkadaşım..

happyworld on December 22, 2011

Merhaba sevgili Hamed, uzunca bi yogunlugun ardindan nihayet firsat bulup sayfami acabildim bugun. Ziyretlerin icin cok saol, cevapda gecikdigim icin ozur dilerim...Yeni yilda kapiya dayandi gibi, senin ve tum ailenin, sevdiklerinin yeni yilinizi kutlar, mutluluklar getirmesini dilerim:) Saglicakla

Christos Theodorou on December 22, 2011

Very nice capture with a lovely frame! – Best Wishes and Happy New Year - Hello from Greece

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on December 22, 2011


بسیار عالی


Hadi Karimi on December 23, 2011

خیلی جالبه

پدر شعر فارسی

ََAli Memari on December 23, 2011

راست میگه سمایی...لایک


starMAN on December 24, 2011

بدون شک با کیفیت بالا!

Best wishes from Rio, MAN

Dr.Azzouqa on December 25, 2011

Beautiful place.

Excellent shot.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012, to you and

your family with best wishes from Jordan.


KhoiTran on January 20, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Salvador Rafael Busó… on January 24, 2012

Very good shot. like Greetings.


Alla Saed on January 24, 2012

صورة رائعة البوم مميز تحيات م علاء سعيد من ليبيا like

Dumbrava Laur on January 27, 2012

Very beautiful place and picture!


Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on January 27, 2012

Wonderful and colorful capture.Like.Greetings Canpao

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on February 2, 2012

خیلی هنری و زیباست.


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