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Noureddin and the Persian Woman

By |2017-07-25T22:00:10-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|

A pile of gold coins Here's another of the stories Sheherazade told the king: Once the sultan had two viziers, a good one (Khacan) and a bad one (Saouy). Naturally Saouy hated Khacan. One day the two viziers were talking with the sultan in the garden, and they began talking about slave girls. Saouy said that [...]

Arabian Nights – Medieval Islamic Literature

By |2019-01-30T05:55:43-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|

Princess (ca. 1540 AD) How old are the Arabian Nights stories? People in India and Iran have been telling these stories for a long time - nobody knows how long. Around 850 AD, an Iranian writer in the Abbasid Empire collected a bunch of stories into a book called Alf Layla wa Layla, or the Thousand and One Nights - [...]