Islamic literature

Provides an overview of Arabic literature, primarily books, poetry & folktales. The literary works by Arabic speaking Turks, Persians, Syrians, Egyptians, Indians, Jews, and other Africans và Asians, as well as the Arabs themselves.


Arabic literature is the prose and poetry of Arabic writers and emerged in the 4th century with lyric poetry.Prior to lớn the 4th century,oral tradition played an important role withstorytelling and offered insight inkhổng lồ the themes of love, courage, warfare, and the daily life of the nomadic tribes. Arabic poetry was a rich expression of life, so the poet was held in high esteem because he possessed the power of the word.

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When the Qur'an was revealed khổng lồ the Prophet Muhammad sometime in the 7th century, the text was considered to lớn be the finest piece of literary work in the Arabic language.

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The Qur'an, in Arabic means recitation and became a central work for study và recitation. Poetry was no longer a dominant khung of literary expression but still maintained an important expression of daily life.

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Arabic literature did eventually evolve beyond the recitation & study of the Qur'an. During the 8th và 9th centuries, the flourishing of Arabic prose can be attributed to the Persians who served under the Abbasid Caliphs (750-1256) in Baghdad, Ibn al-Muqaffa. During the course of this period, Indian & Persian prose dominated the literature as well as the Syrians & Abbasids. Some of the greatest literature was written during this period tales such as Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nightsstill remain aclassic in the Western world.

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