Dating persian

The Persian language has been a medium for literary and scientific contributions to the Islamic world as well as the Western.

It is a language spoken by the Persian people, but due to the wide reach of the old Persian empire, it is spoken not just in Iran, but also in Afghanistan and Tajikistan; it has official-language status in these three countries.For instance, Rumi, one of Persia's best-loved poets, born in Balkh, wrote in Persian, and lived in Konya then the capital of the Seljuks.The Ghaznavids conquered large territories in Central and South Asia and adopted Persian as their court language.After the Abbasids came to power (750 CE), the Persians became the scribes and bureaucrats of the Islamic empire and, increasingly, also its writers and poets.Persians wrote both in Persian and Arabic; Persian predominated in later literary circles.