All New Things are Delightful; with Thanks to the Lord the Beneficent; This Souvenir of Close Friends


Sayyid Ahmad Vasliĭ (or Seyyed Ahmad Wasliĭ) Samarkandiĭ (1870−circa 1920) was a writer, teacher, and scholar who was active in Samarkand (in present-day Uzbekistan) in the early 20th century. He was associated with the Jadidist Muslim reform movement, which was active within the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Sayyid Ahmad Vasliĭ was supportive of some new methods of teaching, but cautious about wider societal reform. He wrote in Uzbek, Arabic, and Persian on a diverse range of topics, including literature, linguistics, and social issues. He also translated Bahiristan (Spring garden, written in 1487), one of the major prose works of the great Persian poet Nūr al-Dīn ‘Abd al-Rahmān Jāmī (1414–92), from Persian into Uzbek. Presented here is a lithographic book containing a collection of Samarkandi’s poems in Persian. The illegible stamp of a former owner appears on the title page.

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Maṭbaʻ-i Dīmūrūf, Samarqand


Title in Original Language

کل جديد لذيذ :‏ ‏بحمد الله المنان : اين ارمغان دوستان وصلى

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216 pages : lithographic printing ; 25 centimeters

Last updated: September 30, 2016