Novella on Iranian philosopher published in Armenia

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (MNA) -- A novella on Iranian philosopher Abu Nasr Farabi or Avennasar has recently been published in Armenia, the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization announced on Wednesday.

The book entitled “Farabi” was introduced in Yerevan last week during a ceremony attended by its translator Emma Begijanian, Iranian ambassador to Armenia and a number of cultural figures from the two countries.

 

The Persian version of book was authored in 2004 in Iran by Abbas Jahangiri, who didn’t attend the ceremony.

 

“Farabi” is to be published in Kazakhstan in the near future.

 

Jahangirian’s Armenian version of “Hamun and the Sea” was published in Armenia in 2007. The book was translated by Andranik Khechumian.

 

A Muslim philosopher and a prominent musician, Farabi (c. 878-950) was regarded in the Arab world as the greatest philosophical authority after Aristotle.

 

Farabi’s philosophical thinking was nourished in the heritage of the Arabic Aristotelian teachings of 10th-century Baghdad, the Encyclopedia Britannica says.

 

His great service to Islam was to take the Greek heritage, as it had become known to the Arabs, and show how it could be used to answer questions with which Muslims were struggling.

 

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