Biographical Dictionary Volume 3

Biographical Dictionary Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...founded by him for pious uses, and he carefully avoided frequenting men in power. He died at Damascus, in the month of the first Rabi, A. H. 542 (August, A. D. 1147), and was interred at the Lesser gate (al-Bdb as-Saghtr).--(TabaI: dt as-Shdfiyin.) (3) His life will be found in the fourth volume of this work. (6) See Scltultens Vita cl res gesttz Saladini, p. 1. THE SHARIF AL-BAYADI. The sharifAliu Jaafar Masud al-Bayadi was the son of Abd al-Aziz Ibn al-Muhassin lbn al-Hasan Ibn Abd ar-Razzak; so I found the genealogy of this celebrated poet written out in the handwriting of a very accurate hdfiz; but, at the head of his collected poetical works, I perceive it set forth as follows: Abu Jaafar Masud Ibn al-Muhassin Ibn Abd al-Wahhab lbn Abd at-Aziz lbn Abd Allah Ibn Obaid Allah Ibn al-Abbas Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ali Ibn Abd Allah Ibn al-Abbas (vol. I. p. 89) Ibn Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim, member of the tribe of Kuraish and of the family of Hashim. This shdrif was one of the good poets of later times, and his poetical works, which form a small volume, overflow with tenderness. His diwdn contains but very few eulo gistic pieces. One of the best poems in it is the kasida rhyming in la which begins thus; If thy tears flowed not on the departure of the caravan, notwithstanding the passion which filled thy heart, such conduct in thee was sheer dissimulation. Retain not the water of thy eyelids, 0 thou who hast been smitten with love! that water is for thy wounds a balm. Avoid the company of the censorious; their intentions are not pure, although they reprove with seeming compassion. Blessings on the days which are past; those days of which the branches flourished in a foliage (of pleasure), when eyes were our narcissus-flowers (I), cheeks our..show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896424
  • 9781236896421