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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Ibn Khallikan’s Biographical Dictionary, Volumes 1 and 2

Besides, the author has incurred the penalty of corporal correction. Its dark locks and crown turning gray.

I placed her at a distance from the heart which loved her. In the gaps were seen anemones whose colors were mixed with that of the love-sick wooer, and which kgallikan the lips of two young women who draw near to each other to give and receive an affectionate kiss.

He forms two ropes into a ladder. And it found a lasting abode in a heart till then empty. It is said that he was impotent, incapable of having intercourse with a woman or of begetting children. Contact our editors with your feedback. This Askar could not write correctly and knew kbn except commerce.

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She reproached me with my grayness. It is, however, a very fine poem, one of the best composed by the author and the most generally known:. But fortune refused him her favors, cut and severed the cord to his enjoyments of life; she allowed him to accomplish none of his projects, neither did she shed on him one drop of prosperity. He returned to Damascus to a triumphant welcome to become kadi again, a post he relinquished in CE, one year before his death.


But my health would be more strange.

This happened in the year CE. He married in CE. When he drew up verses, he put to shame the row of pearls on a necklace, and produced a poem more beautiful than robes of flowered silk; and yet his evil fortune domineered over him, and the days of his existence never brightened up.

His great grandfather was an khallikn slave and client of al-Jarrah lbn Abd Allah al-Hakami, governor of Khorasan, and for this reason he bore the title of al-Hakami. And prohibitions simply make me persevere.

But when she did see him, she found him an ugly swarthy man, whilst she herself possessed great beauty: Thank You for Your Contribution!

Do you not grasp that I grow weak with thirst. Two women lowered me down, from a height of eighty feet. Yakut inhabited Baghdad, got married there and had a number of children.

Conversion of Mongols to Islam. It has always been considered as a work of highest importance for the civil and literary history of the Muslim people. So that you may fix a place where we may meet.


The name has traditionally been applied to those imaginative works of poetry and prose distinguished by the intentions of their authors and the perceived aesthetic excellence of their execution. Thank you for your feedback.

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He bore the honorary title of Shihab al-Din. He to whom it comes had given hope when it came. Help us improve this article!

But you could never attain to any height. Internet URLs are the best. They are as the hearts of kgallikan, and dissolve away like salt in water.

It is also noticeable that he prefers to relate anecdotes illustrating the humanistic character of his subjects rather than describing their lives in full.

When Jarir heard these verses, he composed a long poem in which he said: Although only a few of his works are still read,…. Deeply rooted in the dead? When clothes were being washed.