Arabic literature
Arabic literature (Arabic: الأدب العربي‎ / ALA-LC: al-Adab al-‘Arabī) is the writing, both prose and poetry, produced by writers in the Arabic language. The Arabic word used for literature i...
Discovery of oldest Qur’an fragments could resolve enigmatic history of holy text
For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Qur’an is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial. But in ...
Arabic poetry
Arabic poetry (Arabic: الشِعْر العَرَبي / ALA-LC: ash-shi‘ru al-‘Arabīyu) is the earliest form of Arabic literature. Present knowledge of poetry in Arabic dates from the 6th century, but oral poetry i...
Women's literary salons and societies in the Arab World
The tradition of women's literary circles in the Arab world dates back to the pre-Islamic period when the eminent literary figure, Al-Khansa, would stand in the 'Ukaz market in Mecca, reciting her poe...
List of Arabic language poets
List of Arabic language poets most of whom were Arabs and who wrote in the Arabic language. Each year links to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article.
Algerian literature
Algerian literature has been influenced by many cultures, including the ancient Romans, Arabs, French and Spanish, as well as the indigenous people. The dominant languages in Algerian literature are F...
Egyptian literature
Egyptian literature traces its beginnings to ancient Egypt and is some of the earliest known literature. Indeed, the Egyptians were the first culture to develop literature as we know it today, that is...
Egyptian literature - Wikipedia
One Thousand and One Nights
One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah) is a collection of West and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Gol...
One Thousand and One Nights - Wikipedia
Palestinian literature
Palestinian literature refers to the Arabic language novels, short stories and poems produced by Palestinians. Forming part of the broader genre of Arabic literature, contemporary Palestinian literatu...
Quran
The Quran (/kɔrˈɑːn/ kor-AHN; Arabic: القرآن‎ al-qur'ān, [qurˈʔaːn], literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanised Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslim...
Quran - Wikipedia
Sudanese literature
There are records of Sudanese literature dating from 700 BCE in the Meroitic script, but it was not until the 16th and 17th centuries that a distinctive modern Sudanese literature began to appear.
Discovery of oldest Qur’an fragments could resolve enigmatic history of holy text
For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Qur’an is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial. But in ...
Gazel
Gazel is a form of Turkish music that has almost died out. While in other parts of the Central Asian world, gazel is synonymous with ghazal, in Turkey it denotes an improvised form of solo singing tha...
Gazel - Wikipedia
Basit
Basīṭ (Arabic: بسيط‎), or al-basīṭ (البسيط), is a compound meter used in classical Arabic poetry. The word literally means "extender" in Arabic. The metrical form is as follows (the letter L...
Arabic prosody
ʿArūḍ or Arud (Arabic: العروض‎ al-ʿarūḍ) is often called the Science of Poetry (Arabic: علم الشعر‎ ʿilm aš-šiʿr). Its laws were laid down by Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (d. 786...
The Yacoubian Building
The Yacoubian Building (Arabic: عمارة يعقوبيان‎ ‘Imārat Ya‘qūbyān) is a novel by Egyptian author Alaa-Al-Aswany. The book was made into a film of the same name in 2006 and into a TV series i...
The Yacoubian Building - Wikipedia
Les mille et une nuits
Les mille et une nuits, contes arabes traduits en français ("The Thousand and One Nights, Arab stories translated into French"), published in 12 volumes between 1704 and 1717, was the first European v...
Les mille et une nuits - Wikipedia