The Stylistic, Structural and Intellectual Characteristics of the Book of Naqd

Dr. Abdorreza Modarreszadeh [1]

As a result of direct interaction of some poets with the political centers at their age, Persian language and literature like a mirror reflects the prevalent and official beliefs which are in accordance with the beliefs of Sunnites. Although the outstanding characters of the Persian literature, despite their tendencies toward Sunnites, never withdrew from expressing reverence to the Ahl al-Bayt PBUT, the jurisprudential and theological discussions considered by the poets developed based on denominational beliefs. The book of Naqd, written by a sincere author who supports the Shiite beliefs, reminds us of a period when denominational confrontations and challenges were at their peak (sixth century After Hijrah). This book, despite its significance, has remained almost unnoticed during the centuries after it was written. The present article is a concise attempt to introduce the literary style, structure and values of this precious book, which can be a base for dealing with Shiite Literature.

Key Words: Naqd, Persian prose, stylistics, Shiite literature.

[1] Associate professor of Persian Language and Literature, Islamic Azad University, Kashan Branch.