Extracts from Arab Biographies by Ibn Khallikan ( CE). Ibn Khallikan undertook work on his dictionary whilst acting as a man of the law in Damascus and then in Cairo. From to and also after , he was. Ibn Khallikan’s biographical dictionary / tr. from the Arabic by Bn Mac Guckin de Slane. Main Author: Ibn Khallikān, Related Names: Slane, William.

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Yakub then paid assiduous court to an officer in the service of the governor Kafur al-Ikhshidi, and was khaallikan by the latter to direct the furnishing of his palace.

Ibn Bisbran turned astrologer through fear of the sultan. Abu Bakr Ibn Baki. His master was then under the necessity of enfranchising him, and threw him out in consequence of a disagreement which took place between them. A part of his modest emoluments Yakub employed in acts of beneficence, and yet he continued to profess his religion. Between al-Ozaib and the banks of the river Barik. And he is a trusty messenger—. They passed the night lying at my sides.

When he was grown up and had acquired some knowledge of grammar and literature, he was employed by his patron as a traveling clerk and, in that capacity, he went back and forward from Syria to Kis, Oman and the neighboring countries.

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It has always been considered as a work of highest importance for the civil and literary history of the Muslim people. It is of enormous scope—the English translation by Mac Guckin de Slane occupies over 2, pages— and it is not surprising that later Arabic historians filled their pages with extracts from his work, and that Arabic rhetoricians, grammarians, and compilers of anecdotes have taken choice passages from it.


And I bin it in breaking open the seals. I asked him the date of his birth, and he replied that it was on Monday morning, the 4th of Muharram, Khallikab sixth was of a color khallikan inclined to black. In the first part of his life he professed the Jewish religion and pretended that he drew his descent from Harun Aaronthe son of Imran and the brother of Musa Moses.

And sprung from a mortal?

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There you saw the oxeye flourish so brilliantly that the eye of the spectator was exalted at the sight, whilst its blossoms glittered like little cymbals of gold or like coins of that khalllkan. Do you not know that the taste of water may be bad. From her cheeks trickled down upon her breast.

She therefore vowed to sacrifice a camel on the day she cast her eyes upon him. Distance has not crushed my feeling. The pages are full of accounts of individuals who have risen to or fallen from power by intrigue or force, of leaders of military campaigns, of khalilkan men, and of poets.

Often I fear death will catch me unawares.

Ibn Khallikan – Oxford Reference

Is not its family tree. He began arranging material for it in and worked on it untilcontinuing to improve it bin marginal notes. Yakut inhabited Baghdad, got married there khallkan had a number of children. In he was dismissed. Some historians have in fact criticized him for his concision in recounting the lives of men eminent for the learning in religious law compared with the many pages he might devote to a poet or a literary man.


Being forbidden to do so, he took his khallkkan at the road side and set up as an astrologer. Contact our editors with your feedback.

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Why is my love still far from me? So that her head might not have a palpitating pillow. Lord Byron, British Romantic poet and satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination…. I khaolikan like a falcon, stooping down its dark head. They are as the hearts of birds, and dissolve away like salt in water.

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