Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

"Life After Death" In Early Arab Conception

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The habit of the early Arab during his lifetime consists in wandering. According to early Arab conception, the Arab nomad, through death, loses his nomadic habit definitely, becomes, as it were, a real (permanent) &t;sedentary&t;, muqῑm. He thus, through death, enters a condition which, during his life-time, he has hardly considered as attractive. This chapter, among other things, examines a few lines from the Dῑwān of Zuhayr b. Abῑ Salmā. Muqῑm is, in certain other passages, used in its intransitive meaning, &t;staying, sedentary&t;, as an epithet of the human being that has died. The motif of the dead man's companions abandoning him and speedily hurrying on with their wandering is also found in various contexts in which-in difference from the two last-quoted passages-the forsaken man is expressly described as having become muqῑm, &t;sedentary&t;.

Keywords: Arab nomad; death; early Arab conception; life; muqῑm; sedentary

10.1163/ej.9789004172005.i-340.30
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004172005.i-340.30
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    The Spiritual Background of Early Islam — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation