First Published: 2010-05-04

 
Abu Dhabi's National Library publishes titles on Arabic poetry and linguistics
 

ADACH's newly published books: 'The Poet of Granada' and 'The Shine in Explanations'.

 

Middle East Online

Further enriching the library

ABU DHABI - The National Library of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) announced the publication of two new books, one on Andalusian poetry, the other on Arabic linguistics.

The first book, entitled 'Ibn Farkoun Al Andalusi: The Poet of Granada', was written by the researcher Qassem Al Qahtani. The second book, 'The Shine in Explanations of Abi Al Fatah Othman bin Jenni', is presented by Mahmoud bin Mohamed Al Mawsili, who also provides commentary. It was originally written by Al Shareef Omar bin Ibrahim Al Zaydi Al Hasani Al Kufi (422-593 in the Islamic Hijri calendar).

'The Poet of Granada', which consists of 300 medium sized pages divided into 3 chapters, presents features of the life of Ibn Farkoun Al Andalusi in Granada. It deals with his name, origin, birth, family, his relationships with literary figures of the era, the positions he held and his legacy.

The areas that the book focuses on are new, and their sources can be traced back to the poet's collection of poetry ‘The Appearance of Light’.

The author arranged the book depending on the theme of the poems. These included praise, politics, description, lamentation, romance, faith, wisdom and pride.

He studied the link between the poet and his contemporaries in Granada, and studied the construction of the poems, specifically their language, music, tradition and innovation.

The book argues that the poet was no less influential in the world of poetry than his contemporaries. If anything he exceeded their talents in the first quarter of the ninth century in the Islamic calendar. His poetry helped document contemporary life in Granada.

Meanwhile, the second book published by the National Library, 'The Shine in Explanations', is comprised of 714 medium sized pages. The book is devoted to highlighting the copious amount of writing that is available on the subject of Arabic linguistics in the fourth century of the Islamic calendar.

The author sheds light on the renowned scholars of the Arabic language of the time. He looks at those who influenced, or were contemporaries of, the famous linguist, who was known for his helpful and clear works on the Arabic language.

Some of these highly-valuable works have been revealed to us, while others have either been lost or remain understudied.

 

Tunisia votes for president in final leg of democratic transition

Barzani in Mount Sinjar after end of jihadist siege

Egypt President removes powerful spy chief

Yemen’s Huthis seize Sanaa state offices

Tumbling oil prices cut budgets of Mideast arms exporters

Turkey acquits sociologist over 1998 explosion

EU foreign affairs head to visit Iraq

Turkey court remands Samanyolu TV chief in custody

IS threatens to kill Lebanese soldiers held hostage

Obama concerned about Egypt mass trials

Tough times for oil-rich GCC

Iraq’s peshmerga ‘break’ Mount Sinjar siege

Turkish media chiefs charged with terrorism

Iraq may delay payment of Kuwait war reparations

Over $900 million needed to help Syria children

Saudi rules out oil output reduction

Dutch populist lawmaker to be tried for 'fewer Moroccans' vow

Outrage in Algeria over Islamist call for Algerian author's death

Iraq Kurds, coalition launch offensive to retake Sinjar

Three years to end Israeli occupation in UN resolution

Somalia appoints new PM after bitter infighting

Blow to Israel: EU court removes Hamas from terror blacklist

Sharp rise in Syria passport applications

Turkey FM visit to Iran highlights Syria divide

UK troops mistreated Iraq detainees in 2004

Saudi to carry on massive public spending

Iran to Australia: We warned you about the gunman

From bikini to Jihad in Ceuta, Melilla

Tunisia votes Sunday in second round of presidential poll

Islamist militias launch air strike near key Libyan oil terminals

Egypt refers 312 Islamists to military courts

Turkey rejects EU criticism over media arrests

Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator

Saudi cleric sparks uproar for showing wife’s face

15,000 march against country’s ‘Islamisation’ in eastern Germany

Key oil producers face uncertain outlook in 2015

Gulf stock markets tumble

Australia mourns Sydney cafe siege victims

Hostages flee as police storm Sydney café

Erdogan to EU: Mind your own business!

Syria PM in Iran for talks with key ally

22 Swiss jihadists fighting abroad

#illridewithyou: Australians stand in solidarity with Muslims

Sydney siege 'lone wolf' or IS-led attack?

EU support UN efforts for Aleppo ceasefire