Al-Jahiz : the book of misers: a translation of al Bukhala.
Al-Jahiz was one of the greatest exponents of Arabic prose of all time. His scholarship, the breadth of his interests, and his ability to express his ideas and arguments with vigour and humour were outstanding; "The Book of Misers" is his comical masterpiece. Read more Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.
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Abū ʿUthman ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Kinānī al-Baṣrī commonly.
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He sold fish along one of the canals in Basra in order to help his family. He used to gather with a group of other youths at Basra's main mosque, where they would discuss different scientific subjects. He also attended various lectures given by the most learned men in philology , lexicography and poetry. Over a span twenty-five years, he would acquire considerable knowledge of Arabic poetry , Arabic philology , and pre-Islamic Arab history. He also studied the Qur'an and the Hadiths. His education was highly facilitated by the fact that the Abbasid Caliphate was in a period of cultural and intellectual revolution. Books became readily available, and this made learning easily available.