International Journal for Arabic Linguistics and Literature Studies

Volume 1 - Issue 1 (4) | PP: 54 - 64 Language : العربية

The Anti-Arabism (Shu'ubyya) in the Hamdani Maqamat

Rabee' Mahmoud Rabee'
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
13/11/2018 12/12/2018 11/1/2019 2/3/2019
The religious doctrine of Badei-Zaman Al-Hamzani (d. 398 H) has been controversial, among critics and literature historians. The researcher has attempted to present a point of view on this debate, based on what the Maqamat offers, depending upon the multiplicity of possible readings and textual signs that accept contradictory interpretation. The hypothesis of the research is that Badi'zaman Al-Hamzani was of Ismaili doctrine and Persian origin, that the impact of his doctrine and origin appeared in his Maqamat, and that Hamdani included in the Maqamt gestures that might be interpreted according to the author's the Anti-Arabism tendency. Testing the hypothesis that Alhamdani was Shi'i (Ismaili) and Anti-Arab requires us to read the texts of Maqamat carefully and pick up the implicit gestures and then match and preview them in the light of historical information available about Hamdani in the books of biographies.

How To Cite This Article
Rabee' , R. M. (2019). The Anti-Arabism (Shu'ubyya) in the Hamdani Maqamat . International Journal for Arabic Linguistics and Literature Studies, 1 (1), 54-64,

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