A linguistic Approach to prose writing form the pre-Islamic Era to the Ayyubid Era


  • Dr. Kifayat Ullah Hamdani


There is perhaps no other literature so closely allied to the history of its people as is that of the Arabs. The monotony of nomadic life, the rise of Islam, the Arab conquests, the imperial luxury of early Abbasids, the interaction and cross fertilization with other civilizations (notably in Spain), the decline and overthrow of the Caliphate, the period of cultural stagnation, the reactions and inspirations owing to the colonial encounter, and the eventual reawakening of the Arab world to form the vibrant independent states of today—these are all faithfully reflected in Arabic literature particularly in prose writing. The structure of the Arabic prose writing is well –suited to harmonious words-patterns, with elaborate features of eloquence and rhetoric. This article presents a linguistic approach to prose writing form the pre-Islamic era to Ayyubid era. The method used for this research was deductive, analytical, and applied. The purpose of this study is to highlight the characteristic of prose writing and literary style in different periods. This article found the excellent examples & results in this regard.