Al-mu’ayyad Al-shirazi And Fatimid Da’wa Poetry: A Case Of Commitment In Classical Arabic Literature (Islamic History and Civilization)

AL-MU'AYYAD AL-SHIRAZI AND FATIMID DA'WA POETRY
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 Al Muayyad Al Shirazi And Fatimid Dawa Poetry
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Tahera Qutbuddin
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CONTENTS – AL-MU’AYYAD AL-SHIRAZI AND FATIMID DA’WA POETRY

  • List of Tables and Maps .. xi
  • Acknowledgements … xiii
  • Introduction … 1
  • Manuscript History of al-Mu”ayyad’s Dìwàn . 12
  • Chapter One Al-Mu”ayyad’s Life and Career in the Da’wa 15
  • Fars: Lineage, Background and Early Life, 386/87–429 (996/97–1038) … 17
  • Fars to Cairo: At the Buyid Court, 429–436/37 (1038–1045/46) … 24
  • Cairo: At the Fatimid Court of al-Mustanßir, 436/37–448
  • (1045/46–1056) … 56
  • The Beginning of the Basàsìrì Episode . 67
  • Syria: The Basàsìrì Episode and the Conquest of
  • Baghdad, 448–450 (1056–1058) .. 68
  • Cairo: Al-Mu”ayyad Dà’ì al-Du’àt, Bàb al-Abwàb,
  • 450–470 (1058–1078) .. 77
  • Chapter Two Al-Mu”ayyad’s Poetic Style: Tradition and Innovation … 101
  • Formal Aspects … 102
  • Length … 102
  • Form … 102
  • Rhyme … 103
  • Meter … 103
  • Genre … 104
  • Miscellaneous … 104
  • Imagery … 105
  • Metaphor as Manifestation: Religious Symbolism and
  • the “mathalmamthùl ” Creed .. 105
  • Imagery of Light .. 112
  • Egyptian Images .. 115
  • Conventional Imagery: A Reflection of Life in the
  • Eleventh Century Islamic World .. 117
  • fi s … 119
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  • Wordplay … 121
  • Paronomasia … 122
  • Antithesis … 124
  • Poetic Repetition .. 125
  • Radd al-‘ajuz ‘alà al-ßadr .. 128
  • Miscellaneous Style Issues .. 130
  • Persianisms … 130
  • Poetic Dialogue … 131
  • Rhetorical Questions .. 134
  • Qur”ànic and Other Allusions .. 137
  • Chapter Three Praise of the Imam .. 143
  • Motifs: Fatimid Concepts of the Imamate . 146
  • Descent from the Prophet Mu˙ammad and His Legatee
  • ‘Alì, and the Concept of the Continuity of the
  • Imamate (tasalsul ) and Explicit Designation (naßß) . 149
  • The Imam’s Servitude to and Representation
  • of God … 154
  • The Imam’s Attributes and Functions . 156
  • The Imam’s Role Vis-à-vis the Prophets, and His
  • Similarity to Jesus .. 163
  • The Qur”àn’s Praise of the Imam .. 166
  • The Imam’s Titles .. 167
  • The Regard and Acts Mandatory upon Mankind
  • Vis-à-vis the Imam .. 168
  • The Condition of the Imam’s Followers and Enemies in
  • This World and the Next .. 170
  • Preludes … 172
  • Yearning towards the Homeland (al-˙anìn ilà al-wa†an):
  • The Imam as Consolation .. 175
  • Love Themes (nasìb): The Imam as True Beloved . 180
  • Old Age and Youth (al-shayb wa al-shabàb): The Imam
  • as Refuge in the Hereafter .. 185
  • Censure of Fate (al-shakwà min al-dahr): The Imam as Protection from Its Vicissitudes .. 185
  • Closures … 191
  • Plea for Succor to the Imam (iltijà”) . 192
  • Blessing and Prayer for the Imam (ßalawàt and salàm) . 194
  • The Poet’s Signature-Verse (takhalluß) . 198
  • contents ix
  • Literary Analysis of One Praise Poem: “O Progeny of
  • Mu߆afà” … 200
  • Poem and Translation .. 200
  • Date of the Poem’s Composition .. 208
  • Formal Aspects … 208
  • Analysis … 209
  • Chapter Four Other Genres .. 219
  • Munàjàt: Communion with God .. 220
  • Development of the munàjàt Genre in Prose and
  • Poetry … 222
  • Analysis of al-Mu”ayyad’s munàjàt Poems Composed to Commune with God .. 226
  • Disputational-Heresiographical Verse .. 235
  • Development of the Disputational Verse Genre . 237
  • Purpose and Method of al-Mu”ayyad’s Disputational
  • Verse … 239
  • Formal Aspects, Style, and Specialized Terminology . 242
  • Rational Thinking, the Need for tàwìl and Its
  • Explicator … 245
  • Poetry Describing the Poet’s Condition and Stature . 257
  • Pathos … 257
  • Personality … 265
  • Chapter Five Al-Mu”ayyad’s Motivation and Audience . 273
  • Motives … 274
  • Religio-Political Motivation .. 275
  • Purely Religious Motivation .. 288
  • Emotional Motivation .. 292
  • Audience Contemporary to the Poet .. 294
  • Chapter Six Al-Mu”ayyad’s Poetry in the ˇayyibì Da’wa . 299
  • Function in ˇayyibì Ritual Liturgy .. 303
  • Munàjàt … 305
  • Iltijà” … 306
  • Madì˙ and salàm .. 307
  • Qàfiya” Competition .. 310
  • Function in ˇayyibì Religious Education . 311
  • Influence on ˇayyibì Poetry .. 313
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  • Appendices … 335
  • Chronological Analysis of al-Mu”ayyad’s Dìwàn . 337
  • Poem-by-Poem Dating and Locating of the Dìwàn . 338
  • Manuscripts of al-Mu”ayyad’s Dìwàn . 352
  • Contents and Arrangement .. 352
  • The Manuscripts .. 353
  • Al-Mu”ayyad’s Works .. 358
  • Works of Certain Authorship .. 359
  • Incorrect Ascriptions .. 364
  • Historical Sources for the Study of al-Mu”ayyad’s Life 369
  • i) The Decree of al-Mu”ayyad’s Investiture as Dà’ì
  • al-Du’àt (Text and Translation) . 374
  • ii) The Epistle of al-Mu”ayyad’s Recall from Exile and Reinstatement as Dà’ì al-Du’àt (Text and
  • Translation) … 382
  • Glossary: Fatimid and ˇayyibì Terms .. 387
  • Bibliography … 389
  • Primary Sources .. 389
  • Secondary Sources .. 392
  • General Index … 401
  • Index of Poetry Translations .. 411
  • Al-Mu”ayyad … 411
  • Nàßir Khusrau … 412
  • Sayyidnà ˇàhir Sayf al-Dìn .. 412

About the book  – AL-MU’AYYAD AL-SHIRAZI AND FATIMID DA’WA POETRY

Al-Muayyad al-Shirazi was a medieval Arabic-Islamic scholar and poet committed to the Fatimid religio-political ideology.

Chief missionary for their Caliph-Imams, he founded the dynamic tradition of “Fatimid da?wa (religious mission) poetry” that flourished after him for a thousand years through the succeeding ?ayyib? da?wa and continues to thrive today.

This study examines the manner in which al-Mu?ayyad’s mission informed the aesthetic rules, motifs, structures, genres, motives, addressees, and aspirations of his poetry. It analyzes the characteristics of al-Mu?ayyad’s verse that render it distinctive, above all, its use of a unique form of esoteric t?w?l-based religious symbolism—metaphor, in fact, as manifestation, where what appears to be metaphor is the theological reality of the Imam.

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