The frame story of Shahrzad seems to have been added in the 14th century.
Arabic music is the music of Arab people, especially those centered around the Arabian Peninsula.
"Jins" in Arabic comes from the ancient Greek word "genus," meaning type. ajnas) is either a trichord, a tetrachord, or a pentachord.
It does not include works written using the Arabic alphabet but not in the Arabic language such as Persian and Urdu literature.
The Arabic word used for literature is adab which is derived from a word meaning "to invite someone for a meal" and implies politeness, culture and enrichment.
The seven authors, who span a period of around 100 years, are Imru' al-Qais, Tarafa, Zuhayr, Labīd, 'Antara Ibn Shaddad, 'Amr ibn Kulthum, and Harith ibn Hilliza.
All of the Mu’allaqats contain stories from the authors’ lives and tribe politics.
This is because poetry was used in pre-Islamic time to advertise the strength of a tribe’s king, wealth and people.
The One Thousand and One Nights (Arabic: ), is a medieval folk tale collection which tells the story of Scheherazade, a Sassanid queen who must relate a series of stories to her malevolent husband, King Shahryar (Šahryār), to delay her execution.
The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day.
The individual stories were created over several centuries, by many people from a number of different lands.
During this time, many of the stories that were originally folk stories are thought to have been collected orally over many years and later compiled into a single book.
The compiler and ninth-century translator into Arabic is reputedly the storyteller Abu Abd-Allah Muhammad el-Gahshigar.
The maqam usually covers only one octave (two jins), but sometimes it covers more than one octave.