Person

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


Language of data English

Language

Arabic

Gender

Male

Birth

  • Date Hegirian 363 Gregorian 973-974

    Place Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

    Place معرة النعمان

    Place Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

Death

  • Date Hegirian 13 Rabīʿ I 449 Gregorian 20 May 1057

    Place Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān

    Place معرة النعمان

    Place 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

References

5

ISNI

VIAF

BnF

IdRef

AKid   A22346 updated at 2018-12-13

Access points | 4

Authorized

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

  • أبو العلاء المعري، أحمد بن عبد الله، 973‒1058

SVAP Specialized variant access point
  • Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (449/1058) (Abū al-ʿAlāʾ) Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sulaymān

  • أبو العلاء المعري (449\1058) (أبو العلاء) أحمد بن عبد الله بن سليمان التنوخي المعري

Publication | 326

Production | 154

Collaborator | 66

Scientific editor   36

Translator   9

Presenter   2

Editor   3

Commentator   6

Correction   4

Foreword   4

Publishing director   2