Kitab al-Aghani

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Kitab al-Aghani

(kētäb` äl-ägänē`) [Arab.,=book of songs], collection of poems in many volumes compiled by Abu al-Faraj Ali of EsfahanAbu al-Faraj Ali of Esfahan
, 897–967, Arabic scholar from Iran. He is mainly known for his invaluable Kitab al-Aghani (book of songs), which provides detailed information about the culture and social life of medieval Islam.
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. It contains poems from the oldest epoch of Arabic literature down to the 9th cent. The poems were put to music, but the musical signs are no longer readable. Because of the accompanying biographical annotations on the authors and composers, the work is an important historical source.

Kitab Al-Aghani


(Book of Songs), an Arabic anthology in 20 volumes compiled by Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani (A.D. 897–967).

The Kitab al-Aghani contains 100 songs of famous poets with the music of Ibrahim al-Mawsili, Ismail ibn-Jami, and Fulaikh ibn al-Awra. These are accompanied by detailed commentary on the poets, composers, and famous singers of the time. The anthology is an invaluable source for the study of Arabic literary and cultural history before the tenth century A.D.


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The following abbreviations are employed throughout: Aghani (3) = Abu 1-Faraj al-Isbahani, K.
Ces derniers recueils expliquent aussi, par ce qu'ils ne sont pas, la faible reconnaissance d'al-Ghazali: ce sont des compilations de poemes ecrits dans des circonstances diverses, auxquels fait defaut l'unite thematique et le "souffle" soutenu qu'on trouve par exemple dans les Aghani l-'ashiq al-andalusi de Abu Hammam.
LARKANA, August 23, 2010 (Frontier Star): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that there is no any danger to Larkana city, the people of Larkana should not give any attention to the rumours he said while visiting the Aaqil Aghani Bund here.
For the complete poem see Mir Basri, Aghani al-Hubb wa-l-Khulud (Jerusalem: Rabitat al-Jami'iyyin al-Yahud al-Nazihin min al-'Iraq, 1991), 149-52.
Ibn Shabba, Ta'rikh 3: 874-75; al-Isfahani, Aghani, 9: 159.
al-Isfahani, Aghani, VII, 14 = VII, 2696; Encyclopaedia of Islam, vol.
A slightly different text is contained in al-Isfahani, Aghani, 4: 89-90.
21 al-Isfahani, Aghani, 17:59; noted by Jeffery, 191, n.
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