Classical Arabic stories an anthology

Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: IG Publishing
Other Authors: Jayyusi, Salma Khadra
Resource Type: Electronic Resource
Language:English
Arabic
Published: New York Columbia University Press c2010.
Series:IG library
Subjects:
Online Access:Available for University of the Philippines System via IG Library. Click here to access
Table of Contents:
  • I.Pre-Islamic tales. 1. The sons of Nizar
  • 2. The priestess of the Banu Sa'd
  • 3. Faithfulness and sense of honor
  • 4. Al-Nu'man's outfit
  • 5. A lowly man gains a wife
  • 6. A charitable gift
  • 7. A cunning message
  • 8. A noble wife
  • 9. The exile of al-Harith ibn Midad
  • 10. The story of the cave where Shaddad ibn 'Aad was: how the adventurers entered and what happened to them there
  • 11. Luqman
  • II. Tales of rulers and other notable persons. 12. 'Amara the Faqih and 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan
  • 13. The justice of 'Adud al-Dawla
  • 14. The piety of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz
  • 15. A further story of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz
  • 16. The chief of police and Caliph al-Hadi
  • 17. At Khosrow's court
  • 18. An Arab at Khosrow's court
  • 19. I take refuge in your justice, prince of the faithful
  • 20. Tricked she was
  • 21. Um Asaya the midwife and the palace of Khumarawayh
  • 22. Yazid and Habbada
  • 23. A ruse of Mu'awiya
  • 24. Caliph 'Umar and the soldier's wife
  • 25. Al-Akhtal imprisoned in church
  • 26. A miserly governor
  • 27. All lies
  • 28. Two great musicians
  • 29. An attendant of al-Hallaj fasts for fifteen days
  • 30. A vizier removes a dessert stain with ink
  • 31. How a Baghdadi chief of police questioned suspects
  • 32. God alone be thanked
  • 33. Al-Hajjaj orders the torture of Azadmard
  • 34. Iyas as judge
  • 35. The wisdom of Judge Iyas
  • 36. Why a judge pardoned a fraudster
  • III. Tales of danger and warfare. 37. Ma'n ibn Za'ida and the black man
  • 38. Al-Mansour's pride
  • 39. With the Byzantines
  • 40. Muslims in the court of China
  • 41. Greed and treason
  • 42. Consequences of oppression
  • 43. Avoiding a conflict
  • 44. The Byzantine rulers and the Muslim prisoners
  • 45. From The lion and the diver
  • IV. Tales of religion. 46. The tale of Ka'b ibn Malek
  • 47. The tale of Jurayj the worshipper: showing how attending to parents has priority over prayer
  • 48. The tale of the crevice people, and of the magician, the monk, and the young man
  • 49. The tale of the leper, the bald man, and the blind man
  • 50. Virtue and divine reward
  • 51. A vision of the next world
  • V. Comic tales: Tales of Juha. 52. Juha as a vehicle for satire
  • 53. The comic wit of Juha
  • 54. Juha the fool
  • 55. The logic of Juha
  • 56. Juha the judge
  • Other comic tales. 57. Abu 'l-Qasim's slippers
  • 58. The party crashers
  • 59. Me too?
  • 60. A quick-witted prisoner
  • 61. Al-Hajjaj and al-Muttalib
  • 62. A cunning marriage broker
  • 63. Forgery on a shaky boat
  • 64. A tempting wager
  • VI. Tales of the strange or supernatural. 65. The strangest story
  • 66. I shall never eat elephant flesh
  • 67. A dream come true
  • 68. The body snatcher
  • 69. The old tailor and his untimely call to prayer
  • 70. Crime and punishment
  • 71. An unlucky encounter
  • 72. The man and the lark
  • 73. Two surrealist stories from the desert
  • 74. The story of Tamim al-Dari
  • VII. Tales of love. 75. A love story
  • 76. A strange vow
  • 77. A merchant and his wife
  • 78. A final meeting
  • 79. A party crasher's reward
  • 80. Parting and reunion
  • VIII. Excerpts from seven major classical works. From Ibn Tufail, Hayy ibn Yaqzan
  • From Al-Jahiz, Al-Bukhala' (Book of misers)
  • 83. From Ibn al-Muqaffa', Kalila and Dimna
  • 84. From Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa (Epistles of the brethren of purity)
  • 85. From Al-Maqamat (The assemblies)
  • 86. From Abu 'l-'Ala' al-Ma'arri, Risalat al-Ghufran
  • 87. From The adventures of Sayf Ben Dhi Yazan: an Arab folk epic.