The Epistle of Forgiveness or A Pardon to Enter the Garden - Vol. 1

By Abū L-ʿalāʾ Al-Maʿarrī; Geert Jan Van Gelder et al. | Go to book overview

Notes

1 The English-language synopses have been supplied by the editor-translators and are not part of the original Arabic text.

2 Reading (with Kurd ʿAlī and Dechico) qibalahu instead of Bint al-Shāṭiʾ’s qablahu.

3 The author uses, in what seems a rather unscientific fashion, four technical terms: ustuquṣṣāt (derived from Greek

), ʿanāṣir, arkān, and jawāhir. Professor HansHinrich Biesterfeld (Bochum), in a private communication to the translators, characterized this passage as “terminologisches Geklingel” (“terminological jingling”).

4 Reading aḥmada (with Kurd ʿAlī and Dechico) instead of Bint al-Shāṭiʾ’s uḥmida.

5 A play on words: ṭabʿ means both “imprint, seal” and “natural talent.”

6 This and the following two poetic quotations are printed as prose in all editions and translations; it is a hemistich (minus the first word) by al-Mutanabbī; see Dīwān, p. 253.

7 Another hemistich by al-Mutanabbī; Dīwān, p. 494.

8 A verse by al-Ṣanawbarī (d. 334/945); Dīwān, p. 414.

9 Literally, “from his (own) skull, or brain.”

10 The sense is not wholly clear and the translation uncertain.

11 Q Qamar 54:29, on the man from the people of ʿĀd who killed the God-sent camel.

12 Or “who wallows in the dust.”

13 From a famous poem by the pre-Islamic poet al-Aʿshā.

14 Ample hips and buttocks are regularly compared to a sand dune. The syntax is not wholly clear.

15 Reading murratan (Dechico), “bitter,” instead of marratan, is less likely, despite the parallel with taṭību.

16 There is a lacuna in the text here, found in all manuscripts, and al-Maʿarrī received the epistle with the same lacuna, for in the second part of Risālat al-Ghufrān he notes that “in the section where he mentions al-Khalīl the name of the extolled person—me—

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Table of contents

  • Letter from the General Editor iii
  • Title Page v
  • Table of Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Abbreviations Used in the Introduction and Translation xiv
  • Introduction xv
  • A Note on the Text xxix
  • A Note on the Edition xxxii
  • Notes to the Introduction xxxv
  • The Epistle of Ibn Al-QāRiḥ 1
  • The Epistle of Forgiveness Volume One 65
  • Between Paradise and Hell 227
  • Notes 325
  • Glossary of Names and Terms 370
  • Bibliography 392
  • Further Reading 400
  • Index 404
  • About the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute 424
  • About the Typefaces 425
  • About the Editor-Translators 426
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