The Poetry Of Rumi

The Poetry of Rumi is a prolific collection of inspirational poetry written by the Persian mystic and dervish, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, more popularly known simply as Rumi, has been a source of joy and introspection for loyal followers since the early days of the 13th century Born in 1207 [...]

National Khayyam Day

May 18 is observed as National Khayyam Day. Born on May 18, 1048 in Nishapur, 2019 marks Khayyam's  971st birthday. Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet in the 11th and 12th centuries notable for his contributions to geometry and designing the Jalali calendar. As a poet, Khayyam [...]

Nowruz Pirooz

Happy Nowruz, the celebration of the Persian New Year and first day of Spring! As it happens, Nowruz 2021 was particularly well timed and meaningful. The date of Nowruz is determined by the Persian Solar calendar which observes the Vernal Equinox as the beginning of the New Year. In 2021, [...]

Hafez My Brilliant Image

In a dedication to brain injury survivors on the condition of lonliness, Emelia Clarke reads "My Brilliant Image" a poem by the ancient Persian poet, Hafez  Emilia Clarke is founder of SameYou, a charity campaigning for equal access to brain injury recovery. Emilia Clarke [...]

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian

Described as one of the great voices of all times, the melody emperor of Iran, the greatest living maestro of Persian classical music and the voice of Iran, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, the Iranian singer, poet, calligraphist and humanitarian, passed away at 80 years old in Tehran after a 15 year battle [...]

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