Mustafa Lutfi al-Manfaluti

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Mustafa Lutfi el-Manfaluti.

Mustafa Lutfi el-Manfaluti (1876–1924) was an Egyptian writer and poet who wrote many famous Arabic books and was born in the Upper Egyptian city of Manfalut to an Egyptian father and a Turkish mother.[1]

He memorized the Quran before the age of twelve. He studied at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He translated and novelised plays from French, and wrote (and translated) several short stories. His most famous work is a collection of his articles under the title: el-Nazarat (Arabic: النظرات‎‎).

One of his most notable traits is that he couldn't read or speak French. He asked some of his friends to translate the play or the book to Arabic, then he rewrote them.

Some of his books are:

  • Majdolin (Arabic: ماجدولين‎‎)
  • Al-Abarat (The Tears) (Arabic: العبرات‎‎),
  • Ash-Sha'er (The Poet) (Arabic: الشاعر‎‎),
  • Fee Sabeel Et-taj (For the Sake of the Crown) (Arabic: في سبيل التّاج‎‎),
  • Al-Fadeela (Virtue) (Arabic: الفضيلة‎‎).
Al-nazarat (eyes)    (Template:Lamg-ar النظرات)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moosa, Matti (1997). The origins of modern Arabic fiction. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 109. ISBN 0-89410-684-8.