Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

An Astronomical Aubade – Ibn Hani, Andalusian Poet

June 7, 2009

Magnificent composition by the author and fantastic translation by the late Prof. A.J. Arberry of Cambridge.

Astronomical Aubade – Ibn Hani

Islamic Astronomical Poetry (Powerpoint slides)

TALES OF THE WISE

June 7, 2009

A handful of lovely stories from Kitab al-Adhkiya’ by Imam Ibn al-Jawzi of Baghdad.  “The Learned Robber” at the end is hilarious!

TALES OF THE WISE

THE CHARACTER OF THE PEOPLE OF THE QUR’AN

June 7, 2009

A must-read book by Imam al-Ajurri of Baghdad & Mecca (d. 360 H), especially for those who intend to memorise any or all of the Qur’an, or who have already memorised some or all of it.

THE CHARACTER OF THE PEOPLE OF THE QURAN