eyyed Hossein Nasr  was Professor of  History of Science and Philosophy, Tehran University, Iran from 1958 to 1979.  He also served for several years as President of  Aryamehr University in Iran. 1962 and 1965 he was Visiting Professor at Harvard University and between1964-65 he was the first Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Studies at the American University of Beirut. He was also Founder and first President of the Iranian Academy of Philosophy.

In 1979, Dr. Nasr migrated to the United States where he became the first distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Utah. From 1979 to 1984, he was Professor of Islamic Studies at Tempa University and, since 1984 he has been the University Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Professor Nasr is the author of more than twenty-eight books and over 200 articles. His works concern not only various aspects of Islamic studies but also comparative philosophy and religion, philosophy of art and the philosophical and religious dimensions of the environmental crisis. He has delivered lectures throughout the United States, Western Europe, most of the Muslim world, India, Australia and Japan.

Some of his most outstanding books are:  

An anthology of philosophy in Persia / [ed] Mehdi Aminrazavi.,New York : Oxford University Press, 1999

Persia, bridge of turquoise [co-auth with] Roloff Beny. Essay and anthology by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; historical notes on the plates by Mitchell Crites. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, c1975.  

Islamic spirituality: Foundations, ed.New York : Crossroad, 1987.  

Islamic spirituality : manifestations, ed. New York : Crossroad, 1991.

An annotated bibliography of Islamic science in collaboration of William C. Chittick. [s.l. : s.n.], c1975

Ideals and realities of Islam, London : Aquarian, 1994.

An introduction to Islamic cosmological doctrines : Conceptions of nature and methods used for its study by the Ikhwan al-Safa', al-Biruni, and Ibn Sina ,Cambridge : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964.

Islam and the plight of modern man, London, Longman, 1975.

Islamic art and spirituality,  Albany : State University of New York Press, c1987.

Islamic life and thought, London : Allen & Unwin, 1981

Islamic science: an illustrated study. Photos. by Roland Michaud, The World of Islam Festival Pub. Co., 1976.

Islamic studies : essays on law and society, the sciences, and philosophy and Sufism, Beirut : Librairie du Liban, 1967.

Knowledge and the sacred, Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1981

Religion & the order of nature, New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Sacred art in Persian culture, Ipswich : Golgonooza Press, 1976, c1971.

Sadr al-Din Shirazi and his transcendent theosophy : background, life and works, Tehran : Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, 1978.

Science and civilization in Islam.Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1968.

Sufi essays. London: G. Allen and Unwin, [1972]

Three Muslim sages : Avicenna, Suhrawardi, Ibn 'Arabī , Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1964.

Traditional Islam in the modern world, London : KPI, 1987.

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