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The Traditional Singing of Khayyam’s Rubaiyat in Bushehr

Although the 11th-century Iranian poet Omer Khayyam lived in the city of Nishapur, which is located in the northeast of nowadays Iran, no place appreciates his poetry like the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr. Here you can find a traditional form of southern Iranian music called “Khayyam Khani”, consisting out of the singing of […]

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Hafez – Biography, Poems, and Thoughts

One of the books you can find in every Iranian house is the poem book of “Divan-e Hafez”. The great Iranian poet who can touch your soul and get into your heart only by reading a couple of verses. You can see all kinds of figures of speech in his elegant poems. His poetic talk [...]
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Rumi, the Teacher of Love

Who is Rumi? Early Life The story begins from Balkh in present Afghanistan. A middle-aged midwife was bringing jalāl ad dīn muhammad balkhi to this world but she didn’t know what an exceptional gift she was giving to humanity. As a child, Rumi or as Persians call him Mawlānā or Mawlawī was taught by his [...]
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