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Diwan of Hassan ibn Thabit: 2 Vol\'s (Arabic)
Diwan of Hassan ibn Thabit: 2 Vol's (Arabic)
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Details:  Diwan of Hassan ibn Thabit - 2 Volumes : A New Edition,
[A5+] Hardback : 2 Vol's - 1000+ pages, (Arabic),
by Hassan ibn Thabit al-Ansari,
Edited with Notes by Walid Arafat,
Published by Gibb Mem. Trust.

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The Diwan of Hassan ibn Thabit - 2 Volumes (in Arabic) contains poetry in praise of the Beloved Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. It is compiled by the Comapnion (Sahabi al-Rasul) Hassan ibn Thabit al-Ansari, radi Allahu ta'a'al anhu.

This is a New Edition. Based on MSS. not previously used as well as on other sources, with Notes and Comments by Walid N. Arafat. B.A. Ph.D.

  • Volume I -  Introduction, Arabic Text, Variants (takhrij) and Citations.
  • Volume II - The Scholia from the MSS. and other sources ; together with the editors notes and comments, accompanied by footnotes.

Hassan ibn Thabit, May Allah be pleased with him, lived in Yathrib, then later Madinah, and was of mature age when the Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings of Allah upon him, leaving Makkah behind him, settled there. He was already an established poet and had found favour as a composer of eulogies on visits to the court of the Arab Princes of the Ghassanid dynasty. Although not an immediate convert, Hassan soon accepted Islam and became, if hardly Poet Laureate, the most conspicuous of those who, in spite of Muhammad's disapproval of poets in general, were able to use their talent for verse to serve the new religion and praise its Prophet, Peace and Blessings of Allah upon him.

Hassan ibn Thabit, May Allah be pleased with him, lived on to a great age after Prophet Muhammad's, Peace and Blessings of Allah upon him, passing away, perhaps largely in retirement; his own death most probably occurred in the year 659 of the Common Era. As is usual with the literature of the earliest period of Islam, the poems attributed to Hassan include ones which cannot be his. The Diwan seems to contain a substantial core of authentic work, but a proportion of it has been fathered on Hassan posthumously for various reasons, for instance, to serve the interest of the Madinan group to which he had belonged, the Ansar.


Professor Walid N. Arafat, who has long studied the problems of the Diwan, has provided an edition of the text which incorporates much new evidence, notably that of three important MSS in Istanbul, and he has supplied a thorough commentary.

Two vols, 568pp and 448pp.
Introduction in English, the remaining text is in Arabic !

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 December, 2012.