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

Glossary of Names and Terms

(Names are given as they appear in the text. Where necessary, a fuller version of them is given in parentheses).

abārīq pl. of ibrīq (q.v.).

ʿAbd Allāh ibn (al-)ʿAbbās see Ibn (al-)ʿAbbās.

ʿAbd Allāh ibn Jaʿfar (d. 80/699 or some years later) nephew of the fourth caliph, ʿAlī, known for his generosity; friends with several famous singers, including Budayḥ, who was his mawlā (“client”).

ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Marwān (r. 65–86/685–705) Umayyad caliph.

ʿAbd al-Malik ibn Qurayb (d. ca. 216/831) famous philologist better known as al-Aṣmaʿī; specialist in ancient Arabic language, lore, and poetry; rival of Abū ʿUbaydah.

ʿAbd al-Munʿim ibn ʿAbd al-Karīm ibn Aḥmad (Abū Yaʿlā) judge known as al-Qāḍī al-Aswad (“the black judge”) who lived in Aleppo in the author’s time.

ʿAbīd (ʿAbīd ibn al-Abraṣ al-Asadī; first half of the sixth century AD) famous pre-Islamic poet.

Abū “father of.”

Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Khalaf al-Mumattaʿ (Abū l-ʿAbbās Aḥmad ibn Khalaf ibn ʿAlī al-Maʿarrī, known as al-Mumattaʿ, dates unknown) a man of letters and poet from Aleppo; a pupil of Abū l-ʿAlāʾ, who composed elegies on his death (Ibn al-ʿAdīm, Bughyat al-ṭalab, pp. 725–30).

Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-Ḥusayn ibn Jawhar (executed in 401/1011) Fatimid general; son of Jawhar, the conqueror of Egypt for the Fatimids.

Abū ʿAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Rizām al-Ṭāʾī al-Kūfī (fl. 340/951) antiIsmāʿīlī polemicist.

Abū ʿAlī al-Fārisī (d. 377/987) important grammarian born in southern Iran, active in Aleppo and Baghdad.

Abū ʿAmr ibn al-ʿAlāʾ (d. ca. 159/776) philologist from Baṣra, one of the earliest scholars who systematically collected early poetry; also a famous Qurʾan reciter.

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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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