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.

 

Blair calls on West to combat ‘growing’ danger of Islamist extremism

No Qatar ‘concessions’ on end of dispute with fellow Gulf states

Bahrain expels representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

Netayahu to Abbas: Does you want peace with Hamas or peace with Israel?

Dubai's Emaar posts huge Q1 profit

Witnesses in Morsi trial: Hamas and Hezbollah attacked Egypt prisons

Family of detained Al-Jazeera reporter in Egypt call for his release

Bomb targets convoy of Education Minister in north Iraq

After Ervin scandal, Iran Prisons Chief becomes Head of Justice Department

Egypt FM travels to US as Washington relaxes hold on military aid

US diplomat visits Libya amid political upheaval

Jarba asks Saudi Arabia to increase support for Syria rebels

Better late than never: Erdogan offers condolences over mass WWI killings of Armenians

Hezbollah veto dashes Geagea dreams of presidency

UN aid chiefs make impassionate call for Syria access

Police brigadier general killed in Cairo bomb attack

11 new MERS infections registered in Saudi

EU denounces Syria plans for June 3 election

Iran envoy row fails to make headway at UN

Amnesty: Qatar fails to protect domestic workers

US will deliver 10 Apache choppers to Egypt to counter terrorism

US expresses horror at South Sudan violence

Egypt's next president will have to deal with frustrated workers

Rival Palestinian leaders agree on national unity govt

Jumblatt backs lawmaker Henri Helou for Lebanon presidency

Global chemical watchdog: Syria weapons handover at 86.5 percent

Kerry ‘prefers’ Cold War-like situation to current complex challenges

Israel to call up Christian Arabs for military service

Egypt prosecutors submit new evidence in Jazeera trial

Families of Iran prisoners break silence over abuses at notorious Evin

Lebanon sends rare aid to its territory in Syria

Iran divorce rate increases amid slow population growth

Suspected militant attacks kill four Yemen officers in two days

Distrust casts shadow over South Kordofan peace talks

Ali Tarhuni heads Libya constituent assembly

Washington revisits story of Syria chemical weapons

PM Erdogan to tour Europe for expat presidency votes

Erdogan to May Day protesters: Give up on your hopes of Taksim!

Palestine plays down threat to dismantle PA

South Sudan army battle rebels as insurgents target oil fields

Two Somali MPs shot dead in 24 hours

MERS death toll keeps climbing in Saudi

Court deals blow to US administration on drone attacks

Berber protesters clash anew with Algeria police

US has 'indications' of new chemical attacks in Syria