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Hossein Nasr

Born: Apr 7, 1933

Birthplace: Tehran

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Iran

Hossein Nasr

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1933
Birth Place : Tehran

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is an Iranian University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and a prominent Islamic philosopher. He is the author of many scholarly books and articles. Nasr is a Muslim Persian philosopher and renowned scholar of comparative religion, a lifelong student and follower of Frithjof Schuon, and writes in the fields of Islamic esoterism, Sufism, philosophy of science, and metaphysics. Nasr was the first Muslim to deliver the distinguished Gifford Lectures, and in year 2000, a volume was devoted to him in the prestigious Library of Living Philosophers. Professor Nasr speaks and writes based on the doctrine and the viewpoints of the perennial philosophy on subjects such as philosophy, religion, spirituality, music, art, architecture, science, literature, civilizational dialogues, and the natural environment. He also wrote two books of poetry, and has been even described as a 'polymath'. Nasr speaks Persian, English, French, Spanish and Arabic fluently.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Philosopher

Also known as

  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr


  • Seyyed Valiallah


  • Vali Nasr
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