Author(s): ?rfan YILDIZ
Nasir-i Husrev, an Iranian traveler, a poet, lived in XI. century. He, at first, lived in Egypt under Fatimid rule. He then, escaped to Baghdad and entered the Abbasid caliph's order, becoming his vizier. His full name was Abu-Muineddin Nasir-i Husrev-i Kubadanyany-ul-Mervzi. It is narrated that he was born in Balkh city in Khorasan in 394/1003. Nasir-i Husrev began his journey at the age of 43 after affecting by his dream he had decided to go to pilgrimage. He started his journey in 437 (hijri calendar) on Jumada alThani (the sixth month of Islamic calendar) / 1045 from Cuzcan city through Merv city where he resigned from his civil service. His journey lasted seven years. According to his own calculation, he got two thousand two hundred and twenty (2220) parasang (leagues) took his way. When he arrived in Yemgan in 444/1052, he completed his journey. It is rumored that he died in 481/1088. He started his journey from Merv city. He passed from Bargiri city (Muradiye) to Anatolia. Euphrates River, left Anatolia and, he arrived to Menbic city which remains in Syria's present territory.