Shihab al-Din Muhammad al-Nasawi

Shihab al-Din Muhammad al-Nasawi (Persian: شهاب الدین محمد النساوی; died c. 1250) was a Persian[1] secretary and biographer of the Khwarazmshah Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu (r. 1220–1231). Born in Nasa in Khorasan, he witnessed first-hand the Mongol invasion of Khorasan and Jalal ad-Din's subsequent flight and military adventures of which he left an account written in Arabic c. 1241.[2] He had beforehand written another work, the Nafthat al-masdur, an account of his life prior to 1231, written in Persian c. 1234/5.[3]


  1. ^ Manz 2020, pp. 272–273.
  2. ^ Levi, Scott Cameron; Sela, Ron (2010). Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. p. 125. ISBN 0253353858.
  3. ^ Jackson 1993, p. 974.