Questions tagged [arabic-literature]

Questions about works of literature written in any of the Arabic languages, including Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic.

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Are modern editions of the Koran still written in the original form of Arabic?

The Koran, the most important sacred text of Islam, was originally written in Arabic, and some Muslims argue that it should only be read in Arabic, as translating it to other languages would mar the ...
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Why is poetry so important in 1001 Nights?

I'm currently reading "1001 Nights", the first book, and I realized that a lot of characters seem to be very fond of expressing themselves through poetry, this seems to be true (I haven't finished the ...
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Automata in the Arabian Nights, specifically “The Story of the Magic Horse”

Christa A. Tuczay writes in “Motifs in ‘The Arabian Nights’ and in Ancient and Medieval European Literature: A Comparison” that automata remain a recurring motif in The Arabian Nights and that their ...