“Qobusnoma” by Kaykovus
The first and largest monument of Persian-Tajik creative writing, “Nasihatnomai Kaikovus,” a moral-educational work that is popular among the peoples of East and Central Asia, was composed in Persian by Unsuru l-Maoli (Kaykovus), the grandson of Shamsu l-Maoli Qabus, the ruler of Tabaristan. The Holy Qur’anic surahs, hadiths, and sage anecdotes describing Muhammad’s deeds and commands serve as the foundation for “Nightmare” (pbuh). There are 44 chapters in the work. The first four chapters discuss discovering the truth, the origin of Prophets, and expressing gratitude for God’s favors. The forty subsequent chapters discuss respecting parents, gaining knowledge of science, art, the military, trade, agricultural work, and learning crafts, as well as manners. includes a wide range of topics, including adherence to moral principles, raising children, philanthropy, and youth.