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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He then ordered al-Farazdak to quit the city within three days. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

When I saw the night drawing towards its end. Reprinted,Johnson reprint Corporation, New York. By which may pass a wretch so foul.

But when she did see him, she found him an ugly swarthy man, whilst she herself possessed great beauty: 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 little from me whilst she clasped me in her arms.

When Jarir heard these verses, he composed a long poem in which he said: He was liberal and brave, and held—by the nobleness of his family and character—a high rank in his tribe, which was that of Kushair. But you could never attain to any height.

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He therefore tore his water-skins and, approaching her that he might taste of her discourse, said: It was a country beautiful in all its parts, charming in all its regions; a fertile garden enjoying an air pure and languishingin which the trees inclined their branches with delight at the singing of birds.


Worn and weak in the seams. Is that gazelle whom my eyes saw with admiration. I send my friend to you—. He bore the honorary title of Shihab al-Din. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. He had no desire of gaining money; when his master sent him any, he always returned it and accepted nothing more than his regular emoluments. But be assured her dress conceals her ugliness.

And she answered by a promise soon to be fulfilled.

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Never shall Khallkian forget those delightful arbors and those trees sinking under their foliage. Although only a few of his works are still read,…. When a child, he was carried off a captive from his native place and sold at Baghdad to a merchant named Askar lbn Abi Nasr lbn Ibrahim al-Hamawi. Dark as musk and, like it, fragrant of smell.

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This man belongs to the Tribe of Ozra. Distance has not crushed my feeling.

When clothes were being washed. I asked her to let me gaze yet longer. Deeply rooted in the dead? The same author extracts this passage from a piece of verse composed by our poet: Authors born between and CE. The following lines are by Jamil: In it the khalpikan shed tears whilst each flower smiled at the other: The mother of al-Farazdak brought into the world.


Yakub then paid assiduous court to an officer in the service of the governor Kafur al-Ikhshidi, and was chosen by the latter to direct the furnishing of his palace. My friends khalliksn told me that when summer comes.

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When Fortune wishes to prove the sage. This Askar could not write correctly and knew nothing except commerce. It is, in a word, and without exaggeration, a copy of paradise: Under a canopy adorned with brilliant stars.

The same author speaks of him again in the Kalaid al-Ikiyan and says: In the disguise of a friend. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Damascus, city, capital of Syria. Encircled with its noble endowments, it offered, throughout all its tracts, a profusion of riches to the world. He to whom it comes had given hope when it came.

Ismail Ibn Nubakht said: In the pursuit of perfection, he sped on and reached his goal, building edifices of information on the most solid columns.

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