Syed 6 Jun 18
Replying to @DrPhilipWood
Also, as Dmitri Gutas argues, Persians pushed translations due to the anxiety of losing their heritage with Arab conquests. Ibn Muqaffa was a Zoroastrian convert, Mashaallah was a Persian jew, Nawbakht a Zoroastrian & his son Abu Sahl wrote the first Arabic text on cosmology.