Abolqasem Ferdowsi





Abolqasem Ferdowsi

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Alboqasem Ferdowsi (Persian: ابوالقاسم فردوسی), the son of a wealthy land owner, was born in 935 in a small village named Paj near Tus in Khorasan which is situated in today's Razavi Khorasan province in Iran.
He devoted more than 35 years to his great epic, the Shāhnāmeh. It was originally composed for presentation to the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Iranian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest of the seventh century. Ferdowsi started his composition of the Shahnameh in the Samanid era in 977 A.D. During Ferdowsi's lifetime the Samanid dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Empire. After 30 years of hard work, he finished the book and two or three years after that, Ferdowsi went to Gha
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“چو ايران نباشد تن من مباد
بدين بوم و بر زنده يک تن مباد
بيا تا همه تن به کشتن دهيم
مبادا که کشور به دشمن دهيم
دريغ است ايران که ويران شود
کنام پلنگان و شيران شود”
Abolqasem Ferdowsi

“But all this world is like a tale we hear -
Men's evil, and their glory, disappear.”
Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

“I am deathless, I am the eternal Lord
For I have spread the seed of the Word.”
Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

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