Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī

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A Syrian poet and litterateur from Ma‘arrat al-Nu‘man.

Names

  • Arabic: أحمد بن عبد الله بن سليمان أبو العلاء المعري التنوخي = Aḥmad b. ʿAbdallāh b. Sulaymān Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī al-Tanūkhī 1
  • Arabic: أبو العلاء المعري = Abuʾl-ʿAlā al-Maʿarrī 2
  • Persian: ابوالعلاء معرّی = Abu’l ‘Ala al-Ma‘arri 3

Attributes

  • Male
Event Description Date
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.1 before c. 1225 c.1225 877 A.H. / 1472 1995
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.2 before 1354 1354-1356 early 1180 A.H. / 1766 1853
Event mentioned by Nāṣir-i Khusraw.3 before 1052 circa 1065 10th C Hijrī/16th C CE 1976

Sources

  • 1 Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 227، 393 (2) 13، 104، 240، 442 (3) 455 (5) 156، 396 [Arabic].
  • 2 C. Defrémery and B. R. Sanguinetti, eds., Voyages d'Ibn Batoutah (Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale, 1853-1858), I:143, 154 (approximate) [Arabic].
    • H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I: 92, 99 [English].
  • 3 Nāṣir-i Khusraw, Nasir-i Khusraw's Book of Travels, ed. Wheeler M. Thackston (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda, 2001), 14-15 [Persian with English translation].