Jamil Buthayna, the famous poet of the Banu 'Udhra, stands out in classical Arabic Literature as the standard-bearer of chaste and pure love, in contrast to the hedonistic vein found in 'Umar Ibn Abi Rabi'a. But he also parts ways with the neo-platonic trend embodied in Ibn Dawud and his Kitab al-Zahra. Surely, both Jamil and Ibn Dawud agree that "whoever loves and dies, dies the death of a martyr", but for Jamil love is an originally positive affection, while for Ibn Dawud it is a forbidden and potentially ruinous passion. In this sense, Jamil is among the ancestors of Sufi love poetry.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Love for her will not perish among what perishes. The theme of fidelity in Jamîl's poetry|
|Title of host publication||Sufficit gratia tua. Miscellanea in onore del Cardinal Angelo Scola per il suo settantesimo compleanno|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- Jamil Buthayna
- 'Udhri Love