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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. Arabian Satire
    This lively volume collects key poems by the 18th-century poet, Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula shortly before the hegemony of the Wahhabi movement. A master of satire known for his ribald... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
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  9. Disagreements of the Jurists
    Paves the foundation of Islamic legal tradition  This rich dive into the history of law brings forward the life and legacy of Al-Qadi al-Nu'man, chief legal theorist and ideologue of the... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2017
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Mission to the Volga
    Earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic.    “A compelling account which is, among other things, the earliest first-hand description of travel from the Muslim world.” —Times... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
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  13. Accounts of China and India
    The ninth and tenth centuries witnessed the establishment of a substantial network of maritime trade across the Indian Ocean, providing the real-life background to the Sinbad tales.    “These accounts are full of fascination... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
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  14. Light in the Heavens
    Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, wielding an authority second only to the Qur'an  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... Learn More
    Published: 8th November 2016
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  15. The Life of Ibn Hanbal
    The Life of Ibn Hanbal is a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal by the Baghdad preacher, scholar, and storyteller Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 H/1200 AD), newly abridged for a paperback readership by translator Michael Cooperson  Ahmad... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
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  16. 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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