Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sulaymān Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī al-Tanūkhī

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A Syrian poet and litterateur from Ma‘arrat al-Nu‘man.

Names

  • Arabic: أحمد بن عبد الله بن سليمان أبو العلاء المعري التنوخي = Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sulaymān Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī al-Tanūkhī 1
  • Arabic: أبو العلاء المعري = Abū l-ʿAlā al-Maʿarrī 2
  • Persian: ابوالعلاء معرّی = Abū l-ʿAlā Maʿarrī 3

Attributes

  • Male
Show table of instances where this person is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī.1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.2 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661853
Event mentioned by Nāṣir-i Khusraw.3 before 1052circa 106510th C Hijrī/16th C CE1976

Sources

  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 227، 393 (2) 13، 104، 240، 442 (3) 455 (5) 156، 396 [Arabic].
  • 2Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), [Arabic].
    • Abuʾl-ʿAlā al-Maʿarrī: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 92, 99 [English].
  • 3Nāṣir-i Khusraw, Nasir-i Khusraw's Book of Travels, ed. Wheeler M. Thackston (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda, 2001), 14-15 [Persian with English translation].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, Jessica Mutter, and Mary Papadopoulos, “Aḥmad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Sulaymān Abū l-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī al-Tanūkhī” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified July 31, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/person/626.