The Luzumiyat are selections of the poetry of Abul 'Ala' Al-Ma'arry translated by Rihani. In the preface, Rihani refers to Al-Ma'arry as the "Lucretius of Islam" and the "Voltaire of the East." His poetry can be described as social and intellectual criticism that warns against the wiles of the world where human rights and human gratitude are often strangled by Fate. In his translation, Rihani adheres to the spirit of Al-Ma'arry's poetry, which is also known for its liberal religious outlook.
Translated in 1903.
123 pages, hard cover.
Rare edition published in 1978.