Nasir-i Khusraw

IIS Publication Receives World Book Award

The award, given for works that further an appreciation of Islamic culture and thought, was conferred in Tehran at a formal ceremony on 8 February 2014, presided over by a number of leading Iranian scholars and religious leaders. The secretariat of the World Book Award, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, commended Professor Ormsby’s work as the first complete English translation of the final work of the great 11th-century Ismaili philosopher and poet, and praised the accuracy and stylistic beauty of his translation.


IIS Publishes New Translation of Nasir-i Khusraw’s Last Known Work

The IIS, in collaboration with I.B.Tauris is pleased to announce the publication of a new English translation of the last known work of 11th-century poet and philosopher Nasir-i Khusraw. “The things of this world are so many questions without answers,” wrote Nasir-i Khusraw deciding to give the book the title Jami‘ al-Hikmatayn, or “the joining of the two wisdoms” for it is a book of questions and answers about the world — or at least those questions he felt he could answer. 

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