“Ḥilyat al-Kuramāʾ” is a literary anthology on the theme of generosity penned by the Egyptian cadi and man of letter Ibn Abī al-ʿĪd al-Sakhāwī al-Mālikī (d. 895/ 1489). This anthology can be added to the list of titles devoted to generosity, like the pseudo-al-Tanūḫī’s Al- Mustaǧād min Faʿālāt al- Aǧwād. Moreover, the edifying purpose of “Ḥilyat al-Kuramāʾ” makes it not only a literary exercise but also an act of “militant charity” urging the readers to generosity, charity, and assistance of poor people, thus being a sample of ”ethical adab” (instructing the readers and urging them to virtuous behavior by showing them apt examples in the form of narratives) intensely practiced in Arabic literature.

“The ornament of generous people”. A literary anthology on generosity in pre-modern Arabic culture

Ghersetti, Antonella
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Abstract

“Ḥilyat al-Kuramāʾ” is a literary anthology on the theme of generosity penned by the Egyptian cadi and man of letter Ibn Abī al-ʿĪd al-Sakhāwī al-Mālikī (d. 895/ 1489). This anthology can be added to the list of titles devoted to generosity, like the pseudo-al-Tanūḫī’s Al- Mustaǧād min Faʿālāt al- Aǧwād. Moreover, the edifying purpose of “Ḥilyat al-Kuramāʾ” makes it not only a literary exercise but also an act of “militant charity” urging the readers to generosity, charity, and assistance of poor people, thus being a sample of ”ethical adab” (instructing the readers and urging them to virtuous behavior by showing them apt examples in the form of narratives) intensely practiced in Arabic literature.
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