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Tak̲h̲alluṣ
(861 words)

(a.), literally, “freeing oneself, escaping from (something)”, a technical term of literary usage.

1. In literary form.

Here, it is the transition from the introduction [see nasīb ] of the polythematic ḳaṣīda [q.v.] to subsequent themes, esp. the panegyric section. Often called k̲h̲urūd̲j̲ “exit”, it may be abrupt, without any attempt at preparing what follows, or effected brusquely with formulas such as daʿ d̲h̲ā “leave this (and speak on something else)”. From ʿAbbāsid times onwards, poets and critics favoured transitions by means of one or a few lines se…

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Gelder, G.J.H. van and Bruijn, J.T.P. de, “Tak̲h̲alluṣ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1155>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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