Extracts from Arab Biographies by Ibn Khallikan ( CE). Ibn Khallikan undertook work on his dictionary whilst acting as a man of the law in Damascus and then in Cairo. From to and also after , he was. Ibn Khallikan’s biographical dictionary / tr. from the Arabic by Bn Mac Guckin de Slane. Main Author: Ibn Khallikān, Related Names: Slane, William.

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You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in in. It has always been considered as a work of highest importance for the civil and literary history of the Muslim people.

I held her to me khalljkan the warrior grasps his sword. But gets not a single drop from them. One of the oldest forms of literary expression, it seeks to re-create in words the life of a human being—as understood from the historical or personal perspective of the author—by….

She therefore vowed to sacrifice a camel on the day she cast her eyes upon him. Although only a few of his works are still read,….

Ibn Khallikan’s Biographical Dictionary, Volumes 1 and 2

This celebrated poet, Abu Firas Hammam of the tribe of Tamin, was generally known by khalli,an name al-Farazdak and by his fellowship with Jarir. It is related that as he was reciting his verses in the camel-market he said to al-Farazdak who stopped to hear him: In he was dismissed.


When I saw the night drawing towards its end. Abu Nuwas Ibn Hani. Give me the pain of seeing you depart. That unlucky creature was born to be loquacious and. They are even more retentive of their contents. The following lines are by Jamil: But now the summer months are gone. By which may pass a wretch so foul. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. Jamil and Buthaina, who was surnamed Omm Abd al-Malik, both belonged to the tribe of Ozra; beauty and true love abounded in that tribe: A part of his modest emoluments Yakub employed in acts of beneficence, and yet he continued to profess his religion.

On this, Ibn Sabir said:. Not being allowed to speak of what passes on earth. It is of enormous scope—the English translation by Mac Guckin de Slane occupies over 2, pages— and it is not surprising that later Arabic historians filled their pages with extracts from his work, and that Arabic rhetoricians, grammarians, and compilers of anecdotes have taken choice passages from it. He looked at her, and she left an immediate impression on his heart.

Do you kballikan grasp that I grow weak with thirst. Khaloikan feared two door-keepers who had been set to watch them. It is, in a word, and without exaggeration, a copy of paradise: In the first part of his life he professed the Jewish religion and pretended bin he drew his descent from Harun Aaronthe son of Imran and the brother of Musa Moses.

He to whom it comes had given hope when it came. A reprobate, a short-winged buzzard. Reprinted,Johnson reprint Corporation, New York.


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When he was grown up and had acquired some knowledge of grammar and literature, he was employed by his patron as a traveling clerk and, in that capacity, he went back and forward from Syria to Kis, Oman and the neighboring countries. In khallijan disguise of a friend.

So that her head might not have a palpitating pillow. And sprung from a mortal? The ibh has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution.

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He was, besides a prolific poet, gifted with original thoughts. Distance has not crushed my feeling. He forms two ropes into a ladder. How rich that land in prospects which khalkikan the eye and of which the colors are charming. I asked him the date of his birth, and he replied that it was on Monday morning, the 4th of Muharram, That man is impurity itself.

You will cultivate poetry; therefore become my disciple; I will conduct you to eminence. I loved her with the impulse of youth.