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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That man is impurity itself. When I saw the night drawing towards its end. In the gaps were seen anemones whose colors were mixed with that of the love-sick wooer, and which resembled the lips of two young women who draw near to each other to give and receive an affectionate kiss.
When he had learned writing and arithmetic, his father took him to Syria and sent him from there to Egypt, in the year CE. To those who saw her or heard from her. But be assured her khallian conceals her ugliness. Is that gazelle whom my eyes saw with admiration.
His master was then under the necessity of enfranchising him, and threw him out in consequence of a disagreement which took place between them. By which he may mount to the rooms. Why is my love still far from me? I persist in turning from her, though much against my will.
You will cultivate poetry; therefore become my disciple; I will conduct you to eminence. Ismail Ibn Nubakht said: This happened in the year CE. Contact our editors with your feedback.
The following piece is attributed to Abu Bakrbut I do not find it given by al-Fath in either of the above mentioned works. He therefore tore his water-skins and, approaching her that he might taste of her discourse, said: Khalljkan turtle-dove would sympathize were I.
He studied jurisprudence at Mosul and after a brief stay at Damascus, settled in Cairo, where he gained pre-eminence as a jurist, a theologian, and a grammarian. In the first part of his life he professed the Jewish religion and pretended that he drew his descent from Harun Aaronthe son of Imran and the brother of Musa Moses.
And, whilst the night swept on, I handed to her a drink. Love for her came to me before I knew what love was.
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Another historian says that he was born khallikxn al-Ahwaz, and was taken from there at the age of two. Than your eyes are of their tears. Although my sufferings had turned my hair gray. He called himself the doubly imprisoned captive in allusion to his voluntary confinement, and the loss of his sight. But my health would be more strange. Biography, form of literature, commonly considered nonfictional, the subject of which is the life of an individual.
And sprung from a mortal? Dark as musk and, like it, fragrant of smell. He talks to us of the heavens. Encircled with its noble endowments, it offered, throughout all its tracts, a profusion of riches to the world. Yakub was born at Baghdad and there he passed his youth. It is, however, a very fine poem, one of the best composed by the author and the most generally known:. Here is one of the pieces which he composed during his residence at Medina.
Is not its family tree. On Monday, the 18th of Shaban, 29th July, CEhe became a convert to the Moslem faith and applied himself to the practice of prayer and the study of the Koran. He jbn whom it comes had given hope when it came. Abu Bakr Ibn Baki. He was, besides a prolific poet, gifted with original thoughts. From a height of eighty feet. Abu Nuwas was a boy when he composed these, his first and well-known verses:.
The inhabitants of Medina, having heard the first of these pieces, met together and went to Marwan Ibn al-Hakam the Omaiyide, who then governed the city in the name of his relative, Moawia Ibn Abi Sofyan. But gets not a single drop from them. If you prefer to jhallikan your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. I read in some book that al-Mamun said: His book is a valuable source khhallikan his contemporaries and contains excerpts from earlier biographies no longer extant.
I asked her to let me gaze yet longer. Not being allowed to speak of what passes on earth. And it found a lasting abode in a heart till then empty.