Monday, 24 June, 2019

Iran commemorates Poet Farid ud-Din ‪Attar‬ Neishaburi

April 14 is national day for commemoration of Farid ud-Din Attar Neishaburi in his turquoise dome in Razavi Khorasan province.
Attar Neishaburi was a Persian Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nishapur who had an immense and lasting influence on Persian poetry and Sufism.
He was a master of traditional Iranian medicine, a student of Sheikh Majdeddin Baghdadi; during his lifetime in Iran, herbal drugs were popular. Therefore, by profession Attar was similar to a modern-day doctor who mixed these herbs and their extracts to cure illnesses.
Till his death in his 70s, he created about 180 pieces.
Attar travelled seven lands of love in his work Mantegh-ol-Teyr (Logic of flying) which are:• Quest• Love• Understanding• Independence and Detachment• Unity• Astonishment and Bewilderment• Deprivation and Death
He was killed during the Mongol invasion in 1221.Every year on the 25th day of the Persian new year (april 14th), a ceremonial festivities in commemoration of Attar Neishabouri takes place all around Iran.

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1 Comment

  1. Buck

    June 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

    That’s cleared my thoughts. Thanks for cobguinrtint.

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