An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The study presented details with regard to Al-Jahiz from the cultural point of view, as it a study in the historical and religious references for the emergence of the white/black hostility among the Arabs, and then dealt with Al-Jahiz's letter by analyzing in terms of motives, the title's semantics, the introduction, and then the body of the message. The study revealed a number of tricks that Al-Jahiz practiced in his message; He is dispraise wherever he wants to praise; For example, he is proud of the strength of the black people, and in another place of his writings he mentions that they are the owners of mindless brutality, and in this manner, the study continued to present Al-Jahiz in terms of an apparent system whose goal is to serve the black people, and implied contempt for them, and mockery of them. The study reached a number of conclusions, the most important of which is the need for Al-Jahiz’s discourse to be systematically read, and that the Abbasid establishment’s silence before Al-Jahiz is not ignorance of his actions, nor complicity, but rather its consistency with the enjoyment that he offers to the community in its name, and that the Al-Jahizah contravenes this phenomenon. But there are many questions under it, as the implied pattern makes fun of black people.