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Details:  Treasury of Muslim Literature : The Golden Age 750 - 1250 CE, New,
*[A4] Paperback - 360 pages,
Edited by Dr. Freda Shamma,
Published by Amana Publications, USA.

Description :

During their golden age of literature, Muslims wrote about everything including poetry, theology, spirituality, philosophy, geography, history, political science, sociology, psychology, belle letters, biography, autobiography and memoirs. And that doesn't even include the science, mathematics, and medical science which are not represented in this book.

Among the authors who are represented in this 'Treasury of Muslim Literature' are al-Shafi'i and al-Bukhari (theology); al-Jahiz and al-Hariri (belle letters); al-Tabari, al Mas'udi, and Nizam al Mulk (history and political science); Ibn Sina and al-Razi (autobiography and psychology); Ibn Tufayl (philosophical novel) and Umar al-Khayyam (poetry). And who is that wise fool who keeps popping up?

'The Treasury of Muslim Literature' is an introduction to a literature that too many of us are ignorant about. It is also an overview of the Muslim world's literary excellence that students in secondary and tertiary education should be exposed to.

Table of Contents :

---Note to the Reader.
---Joha's (Mulla Nasruddin) Address to the Youth,

Part One : The Muslim World 750 - 850 CE.

---[1]. Imam Abu Hanifah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
--------Abu Hanifah and the Atheist,
-------Fiqh al-Akbar.

---[2]. Imam Malik ibn Anas, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
--------Joha's Hints,
--------Muwatta' : The Witr Prayer,
-------Joha and In sha Allah (The Arab Joha),

---[3]. Rabi'a al-Adawiya, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, of Basra,
--------Some Sayings of Rabi'a,

---[4]. Ibn al-Muqaffa, rahmatullahi 'alayhi,
--------Kalila wa Dimna : What the birds know,
--------The Raven and the Snake,

---[5]. Imam Muhammad Idris al-Shafi'i, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
--------Reliance of the Traveller : Slander.
-------Joha and Gossip,

---[6]. Al-Jahiz,
--------Essay : The Disadvantages of Parchment,
--------Essay : Superiority of the Blacks to the Whites,
--------Essay : The Friend.

---[7]. Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
--------Developing Humility in Prayer.

Part Two : The Muslim World 850 - 1000 CE.

---[8]. Imam al-Bukhari, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
--------Sahih al-Bukhari 5:245 : Abu Bakr,
-------Joha and the Moon,

---[9]. Imam abu Husain al-Muslim, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
--------Sahih al-Muslim,
---------964. From the Book on Characteristics of the Prophet, ﷺ
---------971. Hatred of Sin,
---------986. Follow the Prophet, ﷺ
--------Joha and the Basket,

---[10]. Imam al-Tirmidhi, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
----------Interpreting the Self : The Autobiography of al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi,

---[11]. Ibn al-Marzuban,
---------The Book of Superiority of Dogs over Many of Those who Wear Clothes,

---[12]. Al-Tabari,
---------The History of the Prophets and the Kings,
----------Vol 1. From the Creation to the Flood ;
-----------The Events that took place in Nuh's time,
----------Vol 32. The Events of the Year 208 (823CE),
-----------The Events of the Year 218 (833CE),
------------The Time of Al-Mamun's Death.

---[13]. Al-Razi,
---------Spiritual Physick,
----------Of Repelling Anger,
----------Of Repelling Excessive and Hurtful Anxiety and Worry,

---[14]. Ibn 'Abd Rabbih,
---------The Unique Necklace (al-'Iqd al-Farid),
--------Mullah Nasruddin (The Persian Joha) and the Miser,

---[15]. Ibn Fadlan,
---------Risala : Journey to Russia,
----------Rus/Rusiya (Vikings),

---[16]. Al-Mas'udi,
---------Meadows of Gold :
----------Address to the Reader,
----------VII : 1, The Caliphate of Al-Ma'mun,
----------VII : 26, The Caliph and the Poet,
----------VII : 33, The Caliph's Wedding,
----------IX : 38, Final Words at the end of the Book.

---[17]. A Thousand and One Nights,
----------The Tale of the Envier and the Envied,

---[18]. Al-Mutanabbi,
----------Panegyric to Saif al-Dawla on his departure from Antioch,
----------Elegy on the death of the mother of Saif al-Dawla.

---[19]. Abul Qasem Ferdausi,
---------Shah Nameh - Epic of the Kings : The Story of Sohrab.

Part Three : The Abbasid Period of Political Decline 1000 - 1250 CE.

---[20]. Al-Biruni,
---------The Existent Monuments of the Bygone Centuries :
---------On the Festivals of the Muslims,
--------Nasruddin Hodja and the 47th Ramadan (The Turkish Joha).

---[21]. Al-Mawardi,
---------Ordinances of Government : Selection,
--------Goha Judges a dispute (The Egyptian Joha),

---[22]. Ibn Sina,
--------Mulla Nasruddin's Wise Advice.

---[23]. Ibn Hazm,
---------The Rings of the Dove,
----------Of Falling in Love at First Sight,
----------Of the Helpful Brother.

---[24]. Al-Bakri,
----------The Book of Routes and Realms  : Ghana,

---[25]. Nizam al Mulk,
---------The Book of Government : Advice to Governors,
--------Nasruddin Hodja and the Missing Donkey,

---[26]. Umar al-Khayyum,
---------Rubiyyat : Selections,
---------Treatise on Demonstrations of Problems of Algebra,
--------Nasruddin Hodja in the Bakery.

---[27]. Al-Hariri,

---[28]. Al-Ghazali, radi Allahu anhu,
---------Ihya Ulum al-Din : On the Duties of Brotherhood,

---[29]. Al-Samarqandi,
---------Chahar Maqala (The Four Discourses) : Selections,

---[30]. Sayyadina Shaykh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, radi Allahu anhu,
---------Revelations of the Unseen : I8th Discourse : On Not Complaining

---[31]. Usama Ibn Munqidh,
---------The Book of Reflections : Observations on the Crusades : Selection,

---[32]. Ibn Tufayl,
---------Hayy Ibn Yaqzan : Selection,
--------Mullah Nasruddin and his guests,

---[33]. Farid ud-Din Attar,
---------The Conference of the Birds : Selections,
---------The Pious Wife.

---[34]. Ibn Jubayr,
---------Travels of Ibn Jubayr : The Month of Rajab the Unique in Makkah,

---[35]. The Setting and Telling of the Epic of Sundiata : Selections,

---[36]. Arab and Andalusian Poetry,
---------Joha and the Prince's Poetry.

Appendices :

---A. Sufism,
---B. Other important writers during Abbasid times,
---C. Index of Names,
---D. Index of Places.

---Illustration Credits.

*Dimensions : 25 x 20 x 2.3cm.

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