Badi' Al-Zaman Al-Hamadani

Badi' Al-Zaman Al-Hamadani

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Badi' al-Zam n al-Hamad ni or Badi' al-Zam n al-Hamadh ni was a tenth century Iranian master of Arabic prose. His main work was the maqamat, a collection of 52 episodic stories of a rogue, Abu al-Fath al-Iskandari, as recounted by a narrator, 'Isa b. Hisham. He was also known as "Badi uz-Zaman" (the wonder of the age). Hamadhani was born and educated in Hamedan. In 990 he went to Jurjan, where he remained two years; then passing to Nishapur, where he rivalled and surpassed the learned Khwarizmi. After journeying through Khorasan and Sijistan (modern Sistan), he finally settled in Herat under the protection of the vizir of Mahmud, the Ghaznevid sultan. There he died at the age of forty. He was renowned for a remarkable memory and for fluency of speech, as well as for the purity of his language. He was one of the first to renew the use of rhymed prose, both in letters and maqamas, that was forbidden by Prophet Muhammad.show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 54g
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  • United States
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  • 6135849646
  • 9786135849646