By Tahera Qutbuddin
Al-Mu?ayyad al-Sh?r?z? was once a medieval Arabic-Islamic pupil and poet dedicated to the Fatimid religio-political ideology. leader missionary for his or her Caliph-Imams, he based the dynamic culture of "Fatimid da?wa (religious project) poetry" that flourished after him for 1000 years throughout the succeeding ?ayyib? da?wa and maintains to thrive at the present time. This learn examines the way during which al-Mu?ayyad's undertaking educated the cultured ideas, motifs, constructions, genres, explanations, addressees, and aspirations of his poetry. It analyzes the features of al-Mu?ayyad's verse that render it particular, principally, its use of a different kind of esoteric t?w?l-based spiritual symbolism—metaphor, in reality, as manifestation, the place what seems to be metaphor is the theological truth of the Imam. This ebook includes a huge variety of unique translations.
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Margoliouth, vol. 1, pp. 197 & 204). After his appointment as dà'ì al-du'àt in 450/1058, there are numerous attestations of his title “al-Mu"ayyad”. , the decree of his investiture as dà'ì al-du'àt ('Uyùn alakhbàr, vol. 7, pp. 79–82) and two epistles of al-Mustanßir (d. 487/1094, Sijillàt, #55, pp. 180–81, and #61, pp. 200–1, 461/1069). 22 Al-Mu"ayyad’s ﬁrst audience with the Imam in 439 (1048) might have provided an alternative occasion for the bestowing of the title “al-Mu"ayyad,” except for the fact that al-Mu"ayyad himself provides us with a detailed description of the audience in which he does not mention the bestowing of a title (Sìra, p.
24). 26 #40, pp. 284–85, vv. 36–38. The ˇayyibì dà'ì and historian Idrìs 'Imàd alDìn cites another two verses in the same vein by al-Mu"ayyad and endorses his claim: “His forefathers before him had been in the forefront of the da'wa towards the Imams of the Progeny of Mu˙ammad—upon them be peace—from the time of the concealment, until God made the sun of the caliphate rise from the West and the lands were lit up brightly by it; and on this [theme] the dà'ì al-Mu"ayyad says, addressing the Imam al-Mustanßir bi-Allàh, in a poem in which he says ‘As for Ibn Mùsà and his forefathers, the abodes of their claims are ﬂourishing, for they served you when an unfurling hand had not yet unfurled the banner of the conquests’ ” ('Uyùn, vol.
B) Perhaps he is being cautious; it may not be wise to attack the Abbasids head on—however, in an earlier poem, also composed in Fars, he does name the Abbasid Caliphs al-ˇà"i' and al-Qàdir (#14, p. 238, vv. ), so why is he more cautious now? It may be that the time is more delicate. (c) Perhaps Ibn al-Muslima has Umayyad ancestry. 99 In his Majàlis (vol. 4, majlis 49), al-Mu"ayyad describes the †awàghìt (plural of †àghùt) as the enemies of the prophets and Imams, those who claim the spiritual stations of the prophets and Imams.
Al-mu'ayyad Al-shirazi And Fatimid Da'wa Poetry: A Case Of Commitment In Classical Arabic Literature (Islamic History and Civilization) by Tahera Qutbuddin