Abu Mansour al-Hosein ibn Muhammad al-Marghani

Abu Mansour al-Hosein ibn Muhammad al-Marghani (Persian, Arabic:ابو منصور الحسین ابن محمّد المرغنی), from Marghan, in Ghōr Province, Afghanistan, was a Persian[1] Muslim historian.

He is known through his book Ghoror al-seyar, which contains accounts from the story of Adam and Eve, to the time of Mahmud Ghaznavi. The book was presented to Abunasr Sabuktigin upon completion. Part of the book contains the Arabic translations of Shahnameh indicating that it was known to al-Marghani at the time.[2]


  1. ^ Frye, R.N., ed. (1975). The Cambridge history of Iran (Repr. ed.). London: Cambridge U.P. p. 466. ISBN 978-0-521-20093-6. Finally it must be mentioned that the more violent opposition to the extremists of the Shu'iibiyya movement, which claimed racial superiority for the Persians over the Arabs, came from the Persians themselves - such men as Zamakhshari in the introduction to his al-Mufassal and Tha'alibi in the introduction to his Sirr al-adab fi majari kalam al-arab
  2. ^ Dehkhoda Dictionary, Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, Volume 5, ISBN 964-03-9905-1