Arabic literature is the prose and poetry of Arabic writers and emerged in the 4th century with lyric poetry. Prior to the 4th century, oral tradition played an important role with storytelling and offered insight into the themes of love, courage, warfare, and the daily life of the nomadic tribes.
Who invented Islamic literature?
In the 12th Century, Ibn Tufail (Abubacer) and Ibn al-Nafis were the pioneers of the philosophical novel. Ibn Tufail wrote the first Arabic novel, Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, or Philosophus Autodidactus (The Self-Taught Philosopher), as a response to al-Ghazali’s The Incoherence of the Philosophers.
Who created Islamic art?
It’s inventor was Mir Ali Tabrizi, who was active in the second half of the 14th century. Nastaliq became the predominate style of Persian Calligraphy during the 15th and 16th centuries. Another important aspect of Islamic Art, generally completely unknown, is it’s rich pictorial and iconographical tradition.
Where did Islamic advances in literature originate?
In addition to works in Arabic, Muslims also fostered a thousand-year tradition of classical Persian poetry, ranging from short quatrains to long epics. With the spread of Islam to other regions, there has been a corresponding growth in literature in other languages, ranging from Swahili to Malay.
Why is Islamic poetry important?
Islamic poetry is very important and it is heritage passed generation to generation. These poems and features examine Muslim faith and Islamic culture and address important events, holidays, and occasions such as Ramadan.
How did Islamic literature spread?
In 640 the Muslims entered Iran, and Persian influence on literary taste is apparent in Arabic literature from the mid-8th century onward. Many stories and tales were transmitted from, or through, Iran to the Arab world and often from there to western Europe. Soon Iran could boast a large literature in its own tongue.
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