The Pen & the Tablet

Works by and about Seyyed Hossein Nasr through his 85th Birthday. Edited with an Introduction and Annotations by Muhammad U. Faruque. With a Preface by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

Edited with an Introduction and Annotations by Muhammad U. Faruque. With a Preface by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

“Over sixty years has passed since the publication of my first writing in 1958… Throughout all these decades, whether I lived in Persia or exiled from 1979 onward in America, my pen has not run dry… Gradually as early as the 1960s some of my works began to be translated into various European, Islamic and Oriental languages from French, Italian, German and Spanish to Arabic, Turkish, Urdu and Kurdish to various Indian languages such as Punjabi, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam to Japanese and Chinese. Many of these translations were unknown to myself until Dr. Faruque discovered them..

Several other bibliographies of my works have been composed over the years beginning with that by William Chittick on the occasion of my fortieth birthday published by the University of Utah in 1977. Other bibliographies followed in the succeeding decades prepared by a number of scholars including Suheyl Umar, Zailan Moris, Mehdi Aminrazavi, Ibrahim Kalin, Nicholas Boylston, Oludamini Ogunnaike, Syed Zaidi and Saʿīd Dihqānī… I am grateful to all the scholars who have endeavored to assemble information about my writings and especially to Dr. Muhammad Faruque whose work is in a sense a seal of bibliographies of my written texts covering my whole life through the 85th year of my earthly existence. I am now in the twilight period of my life. It is true that my pen has not as yet dried and I continue to write, but his Bibliography is, to all extent and purposes, a definitive record of my writings.”

—Seyyed Hossein Nasr, The George Washington University



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