Al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi and Fatimid Da'wa Poetry : A Case of Commitment in Classical Arabic Literature.

By: Qutbuddin, TaheraPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2005Copyright date: ©2005Description: 1 online resource (429 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781433704161Subject(s): Muʾayyad fī al-Dīn Hibat Allāh ibn Mūsá, -- d. 1077 or 8 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Islamic poetry, Arabic -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi and Fatimid Da'wa Poetry : A Case of Commitment in Classical Arabic LiteratureDDC classification: 892.7/134 LOC classification: PJ7750.M75 -- Z84 2005ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- List of Tables and Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Manuscript History of al-Mu'ayyad's Dīwān -- Chapter One Al-Mu'ayyad's Life and Career in the Da'wa -- Fars: Lineage, Background and Early Life, 386/87-429 (996/97-1038) -- Fars to Cairo: At the Buyid Court, 429-436/37 (1038-1045/46) -- Cairo: At the Fatimid Court of al-Mustansir, 436/37-448 (1045/46-1056) -- The Beginning of the Basāsīrī Episode -- Syria: The Basāsīrī Episode and the Conquest of Baghdad, 448-450 (1056-1058) -- Cairo: Al-Mu'ayyad Dā'ī al-Du'āt, Bāb al-Abwāb, 450-470 (1058-1078) -- Chapter Two Al-Mu'ayyad's Poetic Style: Tradition and Innovation -- Formal Aspects -- Length -- Form -- Rhyme -- Meter -- Genre -- Miscellaneous -- Imagery -- Metaphor as Manifestation: Religious Symbolism and the "mathal-mamthūl" Creed -- Imagery of Light -- Egyptian Images -- Conventional Imagery: A Reflection of Life in the Eleventh Century Islamic World -- Personifications -- Wordplay -- Paronomasia -- Antithesis -- Poetic Repetition -- Radd al-'ajuz 'alā al-sadr -- Miscellaneous Style Issues -- Persianisms -- Poetic Dialogue -- Rhetorical Questions -- Qur'ānic and Other Allusions -- Chapter Three Praise of the Imam -- Motifs: Fatimid Concepts of the Imamate -- Descent from the Prophet Muhammad and His Legatee 'Alī, and the Concept of the Continuity of the Imamate (tasalsul) and Explicit Designation (nass) -- The Imam's Servitude to and Representation of God -- The Imam's Attributes and Functions -- The Imam's Role Vis-à-vis the Prophets, and His Similarity to Jesus -- The Qur'ān's Praise of the Imam -- The Imam's Titles -- The Regard and Acts Mandatory upon Mankind Vis-à-vis the Imam -- The Condition of the Imam's Followers and Enemies in This World and the Next -- Preludes -- Yearning towards the Homeland (al-hanīn ilā al-watan): The Imam as Consolation.
Love Themes (nasīb): The Imam as True Beloved -- Old Age and Youth (al-shayb wa al-shabāb): The Imam as Refuge in the Hereafter -- Censure of Fate (al-shakwā min al-dahr): The Imam as Protection from Its Vicissitudes -- Closures -- Plea for Succor to the Imam (iltijā') -- Blessing and Prayer for the Imam (salawāt and salām) -- The Poet's Signature-Verse (takhallus) -- Literary Analysis of One Praise Poem: "O Progeny of Mustafā" -- Poem and Translation -- Date of the Poem's Composition -- Formal Aspects -- Analysis -- Chapter Four Other Genres -- Munājāt: Communion with God -- Development of the munājāt Genre in Prose and Poetry -- Analysis of al-Mu'ayyad's munājāt Poems Composed to Commune with God -- Disputational-Heresiographical Verse -- Development of the Disputational Verse Genre -- Purpose and Method of al-Mu'ayyad's Disputational Verse -- Formal Aspects, Style, and Specialized Terminology -- Rational Thinking, the Need for tāwīl and Its Explicator -- Poetry Describing the Poet's Condition and Stature -- Pathos -- Personality -- Chapter Five Al-Mu'ayyad's Motivation and Audience -- Motives -- Religio-Political Motivation -- Purely Religious Motivation -- Emotional Motivation -- Audience Contemporary to the Poet -- Chapter Six Al-Mu'ayyad's Poetry in the Tayyibī Da'wa -- Function in Tayyibī Ritual Liturgy -- Munājāt -- Iltijā' -- Madīh and salām -- "Qāfiya" Competition -- Function in Tayyibī Religious Education -- Influence on Tayyibī Poetry -- Appendices -- A. Chronological Analysis of al-Mu'ayyad's Dīwān -- Poem-by-Poem Dating and Locating of the Dīwān -- B. Manuscripts of al-Mu'ayyad's Dīwān -- Contents and Arrangement -- The Manuscripts -- C. Al-Mu'ayyad's Works -- Works of Certain Authorship -- Incorrect Ascriptions -- D. Historical Sources for the Study of al-Mu'ayyad's Life.
E. i) The Decree of al-Mu'ayyad's Investiture as Dā'ī al-Du'āt (Text and Translation) -- ii) The Epistle of al-Mu'ayyad's Recall from Exile and Reinstatement as Dā'ī al-Du'āt (Text and Translation) -- Glossary: Fatimid and Tayyibī Terms -- Bibliography -- A. Primary Sources -- B. Secondary Sources -- General Index -- Index of Poetry Translations -- A. Al-Mu'ayyad -- B. Nāsir Khusrau -- C. Sayyidnā Tāhir Sayf al-Dīn -- D. Miscellaneous Tayyibī Poets.
Summary: This study analyzes the committed religio-political poetry of al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi, chief missionary for the Fatimids in the fifth/eleventh century, demonstrating his founding of the tradition of ''Fatimid da'wa (religious mission) poetry" that has flourished after him for a thousand years.
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Intro -- List of Tables and Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Manuscript History of al-Mu'ayyad's Dīwān -- Chapter One Al-Mu'ayyad's Life and Career in the Da'wa -- Fars: Lineage, Background and Early Life, 386/87-429 (996/97-1038) -- Fars to Cairo: At the Buyid Court, 429-436/37 (1038-1045/46) -- Cairo: At the Fatimid Court of al-Mustansir, 436/37-448 (1045/46-1056) -- The Beginning of the Basāsīrī Episode -- Syria: The Basāsīrī Episode and the Conquest of Baghdad, 448-450 (1056-1058) -- Cairo: Al-Mu'ayyad Dā'ī al-Du'āt, Bāb al-Abwāb, 450-470 (1058-1078) -- Chapter Two Al-Mu'ayyad's Poetic Style: Tradition and Innovation -- Formal Aspects -- Length -- Form -- Rhyme -- Meter -- Genre -- Miscellaneous -- Imagery -- Metaphor as Manifestation: Religious Symbolism and the "mathal-mamthūl" Creed -- Imagery of Light -- Egyptian Images -- Conventional Imagery: A Reflection of Life in the Eleventh Century Islamic World -- Personifications -- Wordplay -- Paronomasia -- Antithesis -- Poetic Repetition -- Radd al-'ajuz 'alā al-sadr -- Miscellaneous Style Issues -- Persianisms -- Poetic Dialogue -- Rhetorical Questions -- Qur'ānic and Other Allusions -- Chapter Three Praise of the Imam -- Motifs: Fatimid Concepts of the Imamate -- Descent from the Prophet Muhammad and His Legatee 'Alī, and the Concept of the Continuity of the Imamate (tasalsul) and Explicit Designation (nass) -- The Imam's Servitude to and Representation of God -- The Imam's Attributes and Functions -- The Imam's Role Vis-à-vis the Prophets, and His Similarity to Jesus -- The Qur'ān's Praise of the Imam -- The Imam's Titles -- The Regard and Acts Mandatory upon Mankind Vis-à-vis the Imam -- The Condition of the Imam's Followers and Enemies in This World and the Next -- Preludes -- Yearning towards the Homeland (al-hanīn ilā al-watan): The Imam as Consolation.

Love Themes (nasīb): The Imam as True Beloved -- Old Age and Youth (al-shayb wa al-shabāb): The Imam as Refuge in the Hereafter -- Censure of Fate (al-shakwā min al-dahr): The Imam as Protection from Its Vicissitudes -- Closures -- Plea for Succor to the Imam (iltijā') -- Blessing and Prayer for the Imam (salawāt and salām) -- The Poet's Signature-Verse (takhallus) -- Literary Analysis of One Praise Poem: "O Progeny of Mustafā" -- Poem and Translation -- Date of the Poem's Composition -- Formal Aspects -- Analysis -- Chapter Four Other Genres -- Munājāt: Communion with God -- Development of the munājāt Genre in Prose and Poetry -- Analysis of al-Mu'ayyad's munājāt Poems Composed to Commune with God -- Disputational-Heresiographical Verse -- Development of the Disputational Verse Genre -- Purpose and Method of al-Mu'ayyad's Disputational Verse -- Formal Aspects, Style, and Specialized Terminology -- Rational Thinking, the Need for tāwīl and Its Explicator -- Poetry Describing the Poet's Condition and Stature -- Pathos -- Personality -- Chapter Five Al-Mu'ayyad's Motivation and Audience -- Motives -- Religio-Political Motivation -- Purely Religious Motivation -- Emotional Motivation -- Audience Contemporary to the Poet -- Chapter Six Al-Mu'ayyad's Poetry in the Tayyibī Da'wa -- Function in Tayyibī Ritual Liturgy -- Munājāt -- Iltijā' -- Madīh and salām -- "Qāfiya" Competition -- Function in Tayyibī Religious Education -- Influence on Tayyibī Poetry -- Appendices -- A. Chronological Analysis of al-Mu'ayyad's Dīwān -- Poem-by-Poem Dating and Locating of the Dīwān -- B. Manuscripts of al-Mu'ayyad's Dīwān -- Contents and Arrangement -- The Manuscripts -- C. Al-Mu'ayyad's Works -- Works of Certain Authorship -- Incorrect Ascriptions -- D. Historical Sources for the Study of al-Mu'ayyad's Life.

E. i) The Decree of al-Mu'ayyad's Investiture as Dā'ī al-Du'āt (Text and Translation) -- ii) The Epistle of al-Mu'ayyad's Recall from Exile and Reinstatement as Dā'ī al-Du'āt (Text and Translation) -- Glossary: Fatimid and Tayyibī Terms -- Bibliography -- A. Primary Sources -- B. Secondary Sources -- General Index -- Index of Poetry Translations -- A. Al-Mu'ayyad -- B. Nāsir Khusrau -- C. Sayyidnā Tāhir Sayf al-Dīn -- D. Miscellaneous Tayyibī Poets.

This study analyzes the committed religio-political poetry of al-Mu'ayyad al-Shirazi, chief missionary for the Fatimids in the fifth/eleventh century, demonstrating his founding of the tradition of ''Fatimid da'wa (religious mission) poetry" that has flourished after him for a thousand years.

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