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  1. Two Arabic Travel Books
    Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2014
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  2. The Expeditions
    The Expeditions is one of the oldest biographies of the Prophet Muhammad to survive into the modern era. Its primary author, Ma'mar ibn Rashid (714-770 AD/96-153 AH), was a prominent scholar from Basra in southern Iraq who... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2014
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  3. The Principles of Sufism
    ?A?ishah al-Ba?uniyyah (d. 923 H/1517 AD) of Damascus was one of the great women scholars in Islamic history. A mystic and prolific poet and writer, ?A?ishah composed more works in Arabic than any other woman before the 20th century.... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2014
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  4. The Epistle of Forgiveness
    One of the most unusual books in classical Arabic literature, The Epistle of Forgiveness is the lengthy reply by the prolific Syrian poet and prose writer Abu l-ʿAlaʾ al-Maʿarri (d. 449 H/1057 AD), to a... Learn More
    Published: 23rd August 2013
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  5. Leg over Leg
    Leg over Leg recounts the life, from birth to middle age, of ‘the Fariyaq,’ alter ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal figure in the intellectual and literary history of the modern Arab world. The always edifying... Learn More
    Published: 23rd August 2013
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  6. Leg over Leg
    Leg over Leg recounts the life, from birth to middle age, of ‘the Fariyaq,’ alter ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal figure in the intellectual and literary history of the modern Arab world. The always edifying... Learn More
    Published: 23rd August 2013
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  7. The Epistle on Legal Theory
    The Epistle on Legal Theory is the oldest surviving Arabic work on Islamic legal theory and the foundational document of Islamic jurisprudence. Its author, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi?i (d. 204 H/820 AD), was the eponym... Learn More
    Published: 4th February 2013
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  8. Scents and Flavors
    This popular 13th-century Syrian cookbook is an ode to what its anonymous author calls the “greater part of the pleasure of this life,” namely the consumption of food and drink, as well as the fragrances that garnish the... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2017
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  9. The Excellence of the Arabs

    The Excellence of the Arabs

    Written by Ibn Qutaybah, Translated by Sarah Bowen Savant, Edited and translated by Peter Webb, Edited by James Montgomery

    Series Library of Arabic Literature

    NYU Press

    The Excellence of the Arabs is a spirited defense of Arab identity—its merits, values, and origins—at a time of political unrest and fragmentation, written by one of the most important scholars of the early Abbasid era. In... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
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  10. Mission to the Volga
    “A compelling account which is, among other things, the earliest first-hand description of travel from the Muslim world.”—Times Literary SupplementMission to the Volga is the earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
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  11. Accounts of China and India
    “These accounts are full of fascination and wonder… [and] continue the contribution this excellent series is making towards integrating classics of Arabic into the global canon.”—Times Literary SupplementThe ninth and... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
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  12. Light in the Heavens
    The words of Muhammad (d. 11 H/632 AD), God's messenger and prophet of Islam, have a special place in the hearts of his followers. Wielding an authority second only to the Qur'an, Muhammad’s hadith are cited by scholars as... Learn More
    Published: 8th November 2016
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  13. The Life of Ibn Hanbal
    Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profound knowledge of hadiths—the reports of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds—is a major figure in the history of Islam. He was famous for living according to his own strict... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
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  14. A Treasury of Virtues
    A Treasury of Virtues is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40 H/661 AD), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni Caliph. An... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
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  15. Risible Rhymes
    Written in mid-17th century Egypt, Risible Rhymes is in part a short, comic disquisition on “rural” verse, mocking the pretensions and absurdities of uneducated poets from Egypt’s countryside. The interest in the countryside... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
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  16. A Hundred and One Nights
    A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder Edited and translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling.... Learn More
    Published: 6th September 2016
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