KPPSC Arabic PMS Syllabus

8. ARABIC
Total Marks – 200
 

Paper I
Marks – 100

1. The Pre-Islamic Arabic Literature
2. The Quran, its language, contents and style, its influence on the subsequent literature
3. Quranic semantics and etymology with special reference to Ibn Manzoor’s Lisan al’Arab and
Raghib al-Asfahani’s Mufradat fi Gharib al-Quran
4. Literary history and literary criticism – literary movements, classical background, socio-cultural
influences and modern trends, origin and development of modern literary genres, including
drama, novel, short story, essay
5. Contribution of Arabs in the fields of science, philosophy and linguistics with special reference to
views of Ibn Khaldun, Al Bairuni, al-Jahiz, Ibn Maskawaih, Ibn Maja, Al-Kasai and Sebawaih
6. A short introduction to Pakistan Arabic literature in the fields of prose and poetry
7. The contemporary Arabic literature in Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq with special emphasis on the
literature of al-Mahjer and its outstanding representatives such as Jabran Khalil Jabran, Ilia Abu
Mehdi, Mekhail Naeema and Umer Abu Risha
8. A short Essay in Arabic
This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the
candidates’ critical ability

Paper II
Marks – 100
Poetry

1. Imarul Qais: His Maullaqah – “Qifaa Nabki mim Zakraa Habibin Wa Manzih” (complete)
2. Zohar Bin Abi Sulma: His Maullaqah – “A Min Umma Aufaa Dimnatun Lam Takalami” (complete)
3. Hassan Bin Tabit: The following five Qasaid from his Daiwan: “Lillahi Darru Kaaba ------- Nadamtuhum”
4. Labeed: Aftiddiyaru Mahalluha Wa Maqammuha Mahmud Timur: Story “Ammi Mutawalli”
5. Taufiq AL-Hakim : Dramas: Sirrul Muhtahiraa from his Book “Masra-Hiyaatu Jufiqal Hakim”
6. Dr. Raza M.N Ehsan Elahie: Nafais al=Adab , [PUBA (Hon) Course]
7. Dr Jalal-al-Khayyat and others: Jarikh-ul-Abad-il-Arabi-il-Hadith
8. Dr Taha Hussain: Hadith al-Arabia
9. Isa an-Na’uri: Adab al-Mahjer
10. George Saidah: Adabuna wal-Udaba fi Adab al-Mahjer
11. Dr De Boer: The history of philosophy in Islam
Note: Candidates will be required to answer some questions carrying not less than 25 % marks in Arabic
also.

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