Tariq Ali
Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
March 01, 2018 Comments.. 152
Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family sage of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world Ali is particularly deft at evoking what

Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family sage of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world Ali is particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant Christendom This is a novel that have something to say, and says it well ThTariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family sage of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world Ali is particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant Christendom This is a novel that have something to say, and says it well The Guardian

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  1. Ahmed says:

    (ما أسوأ أن تملك وطناَ من غير رجالما أسوأ أن تغرس شجراً من غير ظلالما أسوأ أن تحمل جرحاً والبرء محالوطنيلا أملك شيئاً يا وطني غير الكلماتلكن هل تحي الكلمات من ماتواهل تجدي الكلمة في الأموات )رغم كل شئ تبقى ذكرى الأندلس مفجرة لمشاعر الحزن والأسى بداخلنا , تقول بقى : إنه في الأصل [...]

  2. فـــــــدوى says:

    نقشت على الصفحة الاولى للروايه تلك العباره ""أن تستيقظ يوما وأنت ضائق الصدر مهموم لا يخرجك من حالتك تلك سوى أغتيال براءة بعض الاوراق البيضاء وفض غلاف كتاب ""ببساطه كانت تلك الحاله عندما قررت البدء في قراءة تلك الروايه لا يستهويني أطلاقا الادب المترجممؤمنه وبشده أن لكل لغة كنو [...]

  3. Yazeed AlMogren says:

    تدور أحداث هذه الرواية في قرية صغيرة تسمى بالهذيل على مقربة من مدينة غرناطة الأندلسية تعيش فيها عائلة عربية مسلمة هاجرت من شبة الجزيرة العربية الى الأندلس، يحكي طارق علي بسرديته الممتعة كيف تحولت حياة هذه العائلة التي كانت تعيش في رغد العيش تحت الحكم الإسلامي للأندلس من سعا [...]

  4. Sue says:

    Though this is historical fiction, Ali's novel provides a window on the late 15th century world of al Andalus Spain, a world where Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand and the powerful heads of the Church have battled their way back to power in most of the country and have made treaties with the remaining Muslim population. These treaties promise freedom of life and religion and peace but it seems that the Queen and certain of the church leaders have other plans. Soon acts of violence against Musli [...]

  5. César Lasso says:

    Entertaining, and might be useful to make some people acquainted with the tragedy of the Spanish Moriscos. Nonetheless, the author passed some important historical errors. One of those - the plot is in Granada around 1499-1500. There are Jews at the service of Christians or living among the Moriscos, and they have Jewish names That is simply impossible, since Jews had been unfortunately expelled from Spain in 1492. Those who remained were officially Christians and, as such, couldn't have had Jew [...]

  6. lina Rashdan says:

    الرّوآية تحّمل أفكاراً "سخيفة" لإبعد الحدود وكأنهآ كُتبت لتّجعل الحّزن حُزنين !الأفكآر الإلحآدية متغلغة في الرواية بشكل كبير والعلآقآت المحرّمة التي دنّست الكثير من الأفرآد ذكرها في أكثر من موضع وكأنه أمر عآدي لآ يقرب الحرآم البتّة!تدور أحدآث الروآية حول "بنو هديل" وهي عشير [...]

  7. Ayat Mahmoud says:

    إن كل سقوط تاريخي/سياسي هو في الأصل سقوط أخلاقي سقطت أخلاق اهل الأندلس فتناحروا و تشاحنوا فسقطت الأندلس و إلى ذاك سنؤول إن لم نستعد رشدنا!بالطبع لا مجال لمقارنة الرواية بثلاثية غرناطة! هذا من باب التحيز للرواية و كاتبتها و أيضا من باب الموضوعية ربما أشاءت الترجمة إلى الصياغة [...]

  8. Hoda Elsayed says:

    "ظلال شجرة الرمان"‎الرواية تتناول نهاية الوجود التاريخي للمسلمين في الأندلس عقب سقوط غرناطة عام 1492 من خلال تتبع قصة عائلة عربية مسلمة كانت تعيش في قرية هذيل المسماة على اسم العائلة.تحشد الرواية تفاصيل مهمة عن الاضطهاد ومحاكم التفتيش وعمليات التنصير القسري والخيارات الإجبا [...]

  9. Dergrossest says:

    This tragically beautiful tale of the aftermath of the Reconquest of Moorish Spain is told through the lives of three generations of a noble Muslim family living near Grenada. The promises of tolerance betrayed by Ferdinand and Isabella, the story revolves around the family's attempt to survive a sadistic Cardinal intent on the destruction of not just their existence, but every memory of them, their faith and their way of life. While the Catholic Church is the ostensible bad actor in this story, [...]

  10. Chris says:

    I write this review after the close defeat of a potential US Senator, who believed among other things, that a Muslim should not serve in the US Senate because he wouldn’t swear on the Bible (said douche bag also believes that women should stay in the home and that sex with 14-year-old girls when you’re in your 30s is okay). This defeat occurred shortly after a sitting US president retweet the unverified “news” tweets of a British hate group. The tweets showed video supposedly showing Mus [...]

  11. Chrissie says:

    This book is good. The writing style did not grab me, but it confirmed the little I previously knew about the Moors in Spain and their expulsion during the Inquisition. I didn't know previously that it was Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, the ones who sent Columbus to discover America, that were also behind the terrible Spanish Inquisition! The book brought to life the fall of Granada, the terrible burning of all the Arabic litterature, except for a few hundred medical science books. Furthermo [...]

  12. DianaShamaa says:

    Gradina cu rodii simbolizeaza viata, credinta, prosperitatea, dorintele, nasterea si renasterea. E scut impotriva dusmanilor, martora a iubirii, depozitar al secretelor. E locul unde membrii clanului gasesc un refugiu atunci cand au nevoie.dianashamaablog/2017/11/0

  13. Roudy says:

    Actually it deserves 3.8. I won't deny that I really loved this novel, loved its characters, shared their feelings,dreams.c, even was saddened at their death.The writer succeeded in portraying life at Andalusia, throughout the book you can see the gardens, the streams, smell the food. the characters are vivid and alive. Also he succeeded in showing how the muslims were civilized, how they carried the light to Europe and also their superiority to their European foes in different aspects of life.E [...]

  14. Lila says:

    This novel by Tariq Ali is the first book in the “Islam Quintet, a series of stand alone novels based on different periods of Islamic history. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree takes place in Granada, Al Andalous, Spain 1499, a time when when the Castilian Christians had just taken over Granada, the last of the Arab-Muslim cities. Anyone familiar with this time in history will know that these stories will always be sad. Under "Moorish" rule Christians and Jews were allowed to freely practice the [...]

  15. Fiona says:

    3.5 stars. Good but it didn't blow me away. I enjoyed it sufficiently to want to read the second in the quintet, however. Some of the writing, particularly the descriptions of the Andalusian landscape, is beautiful. Towards the end, despite its inevitability and the author's forewarning, the horror and heartbreak of the outcome still took me by surprise.I found this an honest account of a terrible period in Spanish history. The Moors had ruled for centuries, tolerating any and all religions. The [...]

  16. Melanie says:

    I've finished re-reading Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, and it seems to me that it's a celebration and testimony to all the cherished parts of Andalusian culture. Many aspects continued in Arabic and Mediterranean cultures, and many have of course changed since the sixteenth century. Those that have changed are recounted with nostalgia (for example, early cooking, medicine, and arts). Those that have not changed are presented with joy (for example, varying shades of religiosity among Muslims, [...]

  17. Eslam Mohammed says:

    ما أن تنتهى من قراءة هذه الرواية الجميلة، حتى يحيلك قلبك، وعقلك لما لا، لرائعة الراحلة، كم هو شاق على نفسى وصفها كذلك، رضوى عاشور "ثلاثية غرناطة"،،، الموضوع واحد، مجدد للآلآم وباعث للذكريات، سقوط غرناطة، آخر منارات الوهج الحضارى اﻹندلسى،،، تداعيات ذلك وانعكاساته على سكان ا [...]

  18. Julián says:

    Lo tuve que dejar cuando llevaba como un tercio o así. Demasiado para mí. Narra las vicisitudes que atraviesan los habitantes de una aldea granadina, Al-Hudayl, tras la conquista del reino de Granada por los Reyes Católicos. Al autor se le ve venir: los musulmanes son cultos, tolerantes, guapos, limpios y progres. Los cristianos son analfabetos, intolerantes, asesinos y guarros. Llegué hasta que los moros, hartos de humillaciones, planean levantarse contra el poder cristiano. Lo que sigue lo [...]

  19. رباب كساب says:

    أول مرة أقرأ لطارق علي ولكن ليست المرة الأولى أقرأ لكاتب من أصل باكستاني وبالرغم من جودة العمل وطريقة السرد والترجمة الجميلة جدا لمحمد عبد النبي والذي لم أشعر معه لحظة واحدة أن هذه الرواية مترجمة إلا أنني طوال الوقت الذي قضيته في القراءة كنت أتذكر ثلاثية غرناطة للراحلة العظ [...]

  20. نسمة says:

    تدور احداث هذه الرواية في الاندلس زمن ما بعد سقوطهالتأخذنا ضيوف في بيت عمر بن فريد لنعرف ما حدثلافراد هذه الاسرة فتذكر لنا الرواية معيشتهم المترفة وتذكر زمن ما قبل السقوط بتذكر جدهم بن فريدوكذلك تاخذنا في جولة بين ربوع الاندلس مع زهير بن عمر بن فريدالذي كبر بينما هو يستمع لا [...]

  21. Nour says:

    في الحقيقة الرواية بحد ذاتها لا تعاني من الاسلوب، او ترابط الاحداث لكن لدي شكوكي في دقة الوصف الاخلاقي لتاريخ الاندلس، ليس كنوع من التعصب للاسلام ولكن عقلي لم يقتنع ان المسلمين الذين لاقوا أشد أنواع التعذيب وبقوا على دينهم هم زناة و لوطين ومخمورين حيث أظهرت الرواية إلمامهم [...]

  22. حازم says:

    سمعت إن الكتب خان ترجمت خماسية الإسلام لطارق علي، الحقيقة مكنتش أعرف حاجة عن خماسية الإسلام في الأساس. عرفت إن الترجمة لطيفة للكاتب الباكستاني البريطاني، فقررت ابدأ بالجزء الأول "ظلال شجرة الرمان". الكاتب حكّاء ماهر. ينسج تاريخ أسرة كوّنت قرية الهذيل في غرناطة. يمكن حبيّت ال [...]

  23. Abdelhak says:

    يبدو الكتاب جميلا لكن قراءتي له بعد ثلاثية غرناطة جعلتني أحس بالملل

  24. Shaimaa Ali says:

    رائعة!

  25. AhmedElkholy says:

    البداية كانت من هنا عندما سلم أبو عبد الله الصغير مدينة غرناطة دون أى مقاومة للقشتالين الكاثوليك وملكيهم اليزابيلا وفرديناندو, ورغم أنه أتفق على شروط للأستسلام ضمن بها حق الناس فى الأعتقاد وأمن بها أروحهم وممتلكاتهم,ولكن نقض العهد ملوك اسبانيا وقاموا بأسوء وأبشع حملات التط [...]

  26. Seth Reeves says:

    This is a book that narrates a fatal clash of cultures while shining a realistic and never pandering light on its subjects. The author shows that neither side is neither is totally without blame at the time of the Reconquista, the way they referred to the reclaiming of Andalusia by the Christians from the Moors, but history does show that the Muslims of that time were at least willing to allow members of other faiths to live in their midst without having to convert to Islam. You see Christian ch [...]

  27. ريفيّة says:

    جاءت الرواية في شطري سردٍ متداخلين؛ الأول: جاء في وصف لأسلوب حياة بني هديل العائلية وعاداتهم، تحديداً عائلة ابن الفارض، حيث كانوا يعيشون في رفاهية باذخة، وهي صورة لنمط معيشة نبلاء المسلمين في الأندلس بشكل عام، ولكنهم كانوا مسلمين بعيدين جداً عن مرتكزات الدين الإسلامي، فقد [...]

  28. Himmat says:

    أكثر ما يؤرقنى فى الروايات التاريخية نهايتها وخاصة عندما تكون عن تاريخ معروفة أحداثه إلى الان سقوط الاندلس وإندثار تاريخ المسلمين فى تلك الاراضى بعد ما دامت لأكثر من ثمان قرون؟الراوية فى مجملها شيقة تأثرت بحكاية بنو هذيل تلك العائلة التى شهدت إندثارها وإختفاءها بعيونهاعل [...]

  29. ياسين سعيد says:

    من أروع ما قرأت فى الأعمال التاريخية

  30. Travelin says:

    Tariq Ali's history begins as a tedious fable, gains speed and some emotional complexity with exceptionally twisted romantic intrigues, and ends as a knight's quest, in an oddly Christian tradition. If we are to believe Ali's version of history, the Moors spent the final 200 years of their power bedding other men and family members. His Moors do offer any number of reasons for why they face impending doom from Christians. They are usually complaints regarding Moorish political leaders, but sheer [...]

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