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In: Jāmī in Regional Contexts
In: Mawlana Rumi Review
In: Mawlana Rumi Review

probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition, completed in 1258 by Mošarref-al-Din Moṣleḥ, known as Shaikh Saʿdi of Shiraz.

in Encyclopaedia Iranica Online

The influence of the Qurʾān on Persian language and literature has been pervasive but at the same time, diffuse and often mediated, making it difficult, in the absence of methodologically rigorous studies of the matter, to quantify or assess precisely. Persian poetry and prose belles lettres of the fourth/tenth to fifth/eleventh centuries, though of “Islamicate” expression, looked for the bulk of its subject matter to the pre-Islamic Middle Persian traditions of minstrelsy and lyric poetry, advice literature (andarz), epic and romance (which typically assert the values of the old Sasanian nobility over and above, or in addition to, Islamic ones) as well as translations of Sanskrit and Parthian tales. Persian poetry did, of course, adapt particulars from Arabic literary models: for example, the imitation of the nasīb and raḥīlraḥīl iv, 55a iv, 472a of the pre- Islamic Arabic qaṣīda (see poets and poetry; orality and writing in arabia) by Manūchihrī (d. ca. 432/1041)Manūchihrī (d. ca. 432/1041) iv, 55b and, later on, the reworking of the Majnūn-Laylā cycle by Niẓāmī (d. 605/1209) and scores of subsequent Persian, Turkish and Urdu poets (see literature and the qurʾān ).

in Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān Online