Khayr al-Bayān

Khayr al-Bayān is a book written by Pir Roshan in 1651. Khair-ul-Bayan is believed to be the first book in Pashto language, beginning Pashto literature. It was written in Pashto, Persian, Arabic, and Urdu, and is considered the first book of Pashto prose. The book was thought to be lost until an original handwritten Persian manuscript was found in the University of Tübingen, Germany. Maulana Abdul Qadir of Pashto Academy - University of Peshawar, obtained and translated it and published a Pashto edition in 1987.[1][2][3]

Khayr al-Bayān
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Excerpt from Khayr al-Bayān
AuthorPir Roshan
TranslatorMaulana Abdul Qadir
LanguagePashto, Persian, Arabic, and Urdu
Published in English
6 September 1651
OCLC39986966

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beers, Theodore S. (January 1, 2016). "Taẕkirah-i Khayr al-bayān: The Earliest Source on the Career and Poetry of Ṣāʾib Tabrīzī (d. ca. 1087/1676)". Al-ʿUṣūr al-Wusṭá – via www.academia.edu.
  2. ^ Beers, Theodore S. (November 15, 2016). "Taẕkirah-i Khayr al-bayān: The Earliest Source on the Career and Poetry of Ṣāʾib Tabrīzī (d. ca. 1087/1676)". Al-ʿUsur Al-Wusta. 24 (1): 114–138. doi:10.7916/alusur.v24i1.7019 – via journals.library.columbia.edu.
  3. ^ "د بایزید روښان د خیرالبیان بشپره متن چاپ شو".