Mirza Husayn-‘Alí Núrí


Mirza Husayn-‘Alí Núrí was born in Teheran. His father was a renowned calligraphist and minister at the court as well as member of an aristocratic Persian family who hold important governmental positions. Mirza Husayn-‘Alí was supposed to follow the footsteps of his father. However, when he was offered a government post at a certain moment, he declined the offer having decided to spend his energies differently. He is the author of a huge variety of texts of which only few have been translated into English and consequently in Italian.


Of his approximately 15.000 works many are in the form of letters or tablets. He wrote books like “The Hidden Words”, “The Seven Valleys” and “The Book of Certitude”.
His books, letters, and writings cover religious doctrine, social and moral teachings, prayers and texts for moments of devotion and reflection.

He used a variety of styles in Arabic and Persian language and wrote about various subjects which include the interpretation of sacred writings of the past, the enunciation of laws and ordinances, mystical writings, writings about governance, letters to kings and rulers, writings about knowledge, philosophy, medicine, writings calling for education, good character and virtues, and works about other social topics