1 Mohammed Usman Rana @24532 ARA-101
The importantance of Ibn al-Muqaffa` and al-Jahiz in the development of the notion of adab
Abu Uthman 'Amr b. Bahr al-Fuqaymi al-Basri also known as al-Jahiz was a famous Arab text writer, and the author of work
AMERICAN UNIVESITY OF SHARJAH COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Department of Arabic Studies
Readings in Arabic Heritage
Essay Questions for Fall 2007
To be submitted by 16.00 on the 5th of December 2007. The essays should be submitted in soft co
The `Abbasid Caliphate
The `Abbasid Caliphate
The `Abbasid period in its entirety covers approximately half a millennium spanning the years 132/750 to 656/1258. Consequently, historians have divided the period into three sub-per
Number of credits
ARA 102: Introduction to Arabic Heritage II
3 credit hours
Dr. Meis Al-Kaisi
DIGLOSSIA IN ARABIC
What is meant by the term diglossia ?
Situation in which 2 languages are used under
What is the difference between diglossia and
2 languages are spoken in different community
What does diglossia in Ara
The Qurn: Sacred Text and Cultural Yardstick
What is the Qurn for Muslims?
Scripture and guidelines.
Where was the Qurn revealed first? In which cities? Over How many years? Is the
Quran arranged chronologically?
Hira cave, mecca,23 years, no.
How it w
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW: PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA
What is meant by the term Pre-Islamic Arabia?
Few years back from Islamic arabia (jahaliya)
What other terms are used for this period? What do they mean?
Jahaliya- days of ignorance
Who are the Arabs living there
Date: 16 April 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Room: NAB 007
Tool Needed: a pencil, a pen and an eraser
Textbook: The Unit of Literature, pp. 30 - (the first paragraph of) 59 + p. 62
Your Class Notes
Lecture Notes on Ilearn:
1) Historical Overviews of
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW: The Umayyad Caliphate(661-750 A.D.)
What was the influence of the civil war on the community?
What are the major divisions among Muslims during the Umayyad
Where does the name Umayyad come from?
o Great great grandfather.
How did Islam help in the development of the
What are the nations that contributed to the Arabs cultural heritage?
cultural history of the Arabs?
Indian, Persian, greek.
From whom did they take the following:
a) philosophy and scie
Kalla wa Dimna
Title of an Indian mirror for princes, formed by the corruption of the Sanskrit names of the two principal characters, two jackals, Kara aka and Damanaka (in the old Syriac translation the forms are still Kallag and Damnag). It was tra
From the wafayat al-a`yan of Ibn Khallikan
Abu-l ,Abbas Ahmad b. Khallikan (1211-1282 CE) was born at Arbela, Iraq. By his talents and his writings he received the title of the most learned man and the ablest historian of that city. He studied jurisp
A term used, in almost all its occurrences, as the opposite of the word islm , and which refers to the state of affairs in Arabia before the mission of the Prophet, to paganism (sometimes even that of non-Arab lands), the pre-Islamic perio
b. al- alt, who died probably before 92/710. He belonged to the great tribe of the lib [q.v.] of northern Syria, which remained entirely Christian, of the Monophysite persuasion. By his mother Layla he was connected to another Christian tribe
Poetry in the Umayyad Period:
Al-Farazdaq, Jarir and al-Akhtal
Poetry in the Umayyad Period
Tammm b. Ghalib (Ab Firs) al- Farazdaq "the lump of dough", famous Arab satirist and panegyrist, died at Basra about 110/728 or 112/730. Born in Yamma on a
"the lump of dough", properly Tammm b. lib (Ab Firs), famous Arab satirist and panegyrist, died at Ba ra about 110/728 or 112/730. Born in Yamma (Eastern Arabia) on a date which is uncertain (probably after 20/640), this poet i, of the Dr
ir b. arm
Of the tribe of rib (later Medna), traditionally known as the "poet laureate" of the Prophet, is more correctly the most prominent of several poets who were associated with the rise of Islam , and one who already had an establis
1. In Arabic.
a da collective a d is the name given in Arabic to some poems of a certain length. It is derived from the root a ada, "to aim at", for the primitive a da was intended
to eulogize the tribe of the poet and denigrate the opposi
Denotes a large agnatic group, the members of which claim to be descended from one common ancestor; this word is generally understood in the sense of tribe. It derives from the Arabic root -b-l, of which the form bala signifies to meet, to be
arr b. A iyya b. al-
ayfa) b. Badr
Was among the most important -writers of the Umayyad period (the other two were his rivals al and al-Farazda [qq.v.], and may be considered one of the greatest Islamic-Arabic poets of all time. He belonged
Meaning "contradicting poems, flytings", pl. of na a (from the verb na a a "to destroy, undo, rebut, oppose"), synonymous with mun a t (from the verbal form III n a a): a form of poetic duelling in which tribal or personal insults are exchange