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Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī, 973‒1058


Language

Arabic

Gender

Male

Date of birth

  • 973-974 Gregorian

    363 Hegirian

Place of birth

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

Place of birth

معرة النعمان

Place of birth

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

Date of death

  • 20 May 1057 Gregorian

    13 Rabīʿ I 449 Hegirian

Place of death

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

Place of death

معرة النعمان

Place of death

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

Profession

Poète.- Prosateur

Profession

شاعر  —  لغوي  —  أديب  —  نحوي  —  حكيم

Profession

Poet.- Prose author

Activity

Poésie.- Littérature

Activity

الشعر  —  الأدب  —  النحو  —  علوم اللغة

Activity

Poetry.- Literature

Title

شيخ الآداب  —  أبو العلاء الضرير

Residence

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān  —  Bagdad

Residence

معرة النعمان  —  حلب  —  بغداد

Residence

Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān  —  Baghdad

Biography

  • Poète et prosateur de l'époque ʿabbāside.- Il appartient à une famille notable de ʿulamāʾ šāfiʿites, les Banū Sulaymān.- Il perd la vue à 4 ans suite à la variole.- Il existe une dispute d'historiens pour déterminer s'il aurait subit ou non des influences religieuses autre que l'islam durant sa jeunesse.- Très marqué par la mort de sa mère en 400/1010, il s'isole dans sa maison, mais reçoit des visites de personnalités éminentes.- Malgré sa vie ascétique, il aurait été critiqué pour son manque d'orthodoxie religieuse.- Auteur prolifique, ses oeuvres traitent de différents sujets comme la religion, les problèmes politiques de son époque, l'éloge de personnalités, la langue arabe

Biography

  • Poet and prose author of the late ʿAbbāsid period.- He belonged to a notable family, the Banū Sulaymān.- He lost his eyesight at the age of 4 after having been affected by smallpox.- There is an historian issue to determine wether or not he had non-Islamic religious influences in his youth.- Deeply moved by his mother's death in 400/1010, he isolated himself in his house, but he keep receiving visits from outstanding personalities.- Despite his ascetic life, he was criticized for his lack of religious orthodoxy.- He was a prolific author, his works broached various topics as religion, political issues of his time, panegyrics, Arabic language

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Webography
Bibliography

4

AKid   A22346 updated at 2018-12-13

Access points | 4

Authorized

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Publication | 327

Production | 155

Collaborator | 67

Scientific editor   37

Translator   9

Presenter   2

Editor   3

Commentator   6

Correction   4

Foreword   4

Publishing director   2