Ali Shirnavoi's "Khamsa" has been published in the Uzbek-Arabic alphabet for the first time in Afghanistan, Daryo correspondent in Afghanistan reported. This significant literary event took place at a ceremony held in Maymana, the capital of Faryab province. The "Khamsa" of Amir Ali Shir Navoi, a prominent scholar and politician during the Timurid period, comprises five valuable works: "Hayratul-Abror," "Layli va Majnun," "Shirin va Farhad," "Saba Sayor," and "Sadskandari."
Officials from the Faryab Information and Culture Department shared insights into this literary milestone. They highlighted that Amir Ali Shir Navoi's "Khamsa" was published in the Uzbek language, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Syed Tajuddin Tashqin Bahai, an Uzbek poet from Afghanistan.
Before publication, the "Khamsa" manuscript was submitted to the Department of Information and Culture for verification. After thorough examination and approval, the department granted permission for its publication.
This Uzbek version of Navoi's "Khamsa" was published in Iran with the utmost quality. The publication spans 1,301 pages and comprises 1,000 volumes, showcasing the importance of this literary work in ministerial script. This achievement signifies the preservation and promotion of Uzbek culture and heritage in Afghanistan and highlights the enduring significance of Ali Shirnavoi's contributions to literature.