Sharafiddin Ali Yazdiy was one the historians who left an unforgotten name in history. He was bom in the end of the 14th century. Unfortunately, there is no exact source where his date of birth is mentioned. Yazdiy was bom in the city of Yazd (the city located in the central part of Iran), in a scholar family. He was brought up in the learning atmosphere from his childhood and mastered a lot of subjects. Therefore, he left rich scientific-literary legacy concerning literature, linguistics, poetry, and philosophy.
The famous scientist of history Khondamir was born about in 1473-1476 in the family of a minister in Herat. He profoundly studied history and literature and won the fame as the great scholar of his time. The greatest poet Alisher Navoi had made a big contribution to him. He allowed to a future scientist to use the books of his rich library and yet Navoi was a scientific adviser to Khondamir’s scientific works.
Ahmad Yassawiy is the first great representative of Turkic mystical literature and the founder of the oldest Turkic, order of Yassawiyya in Turkistan, which then influenced the Nakshbandiyya and Bektashiyya among the Turks.
Ahmad Yassawiy’s “Hikmat” (Divan-i Hikmat or Book of Wisdom) is the first known work of mystical wisdom written in the Turkic language of the area of Yassi, near the present town of Turkistan in Kazakhstan.