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    'Umar Ibn al-Khattab "Teach to your children Lamiyyat al-'Arab".



    I don't know a lot in Arabic poetry but this is a selection of my best Qasaa'id.
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    A good recitation of this Qasidah (01:00) :


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    The author of the firt poem is 'Abd Yaghth al-Hrith, from al-Yaman. He was a noble king, courageous man, a warrior and a generous man.

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    The history of the Qasdah :





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    A beutiful recitation of the famous Qasdah "Baanat Su'ad".


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    :
    If One's Honor
    By: as-Samawal bin Ādiyā
    Translated by: Mahmoud Abbas Masoud




    If one's honor is not by meanness smeared
    Every apparel he dons is beautiful indeed




    And if he trains not himself to suffer and endure
    Sweet praise is an impossibility for sure




    She taunts us that we are few in number
    I said to her: few are those noble in character




    No few people whose surviving traces resemble us
    Both young men and old aspired for eminence




    No harm in being few when our neighbor with might endued
    While the neighbor of the numerous is defeated and subdued




    Those we protect occupy our mountain, ever unassailable stays
    Even the eye tires looking at it and reverts its gaze




    Its base, under the soil, securely fixed in place
    Its tall, unscalable stature seeks the stars in the vast space





    It is the unique, stark white, famed mountain
    That no one has yet been able to attain





    Being killed brings no shame to our soul
    Even if it does to Amer and Saloul




    Our love for death brings it closer to us
    While they hate it, living longer thus




    A natural death is alien to our noblemen
    Nor do we fail to avenge those of us who are slain




    Our souls on sword blades stream forth thither
    And never by any other means flow, ever




    We have maintained our origin undefiled, pure
    Thanks to our chaste women and noble men, for sure




    To the best and greatest backs upward we ascended
    Then to the greatest and best wombs downward we descended




    We are like pure rain, our substance of blemishes exempt
    And no stingy niggard is ever found in our midst




    We deny what others say, if we so choose
    But they reject not our words, nor ever refuse





    When one of our lords departs, another one takes his place
    Articulate in word and action, like the nobility of the race




    Our fire was never put out in face of a visitor at night
    Nor a guest of ours ever deemed us lacking in esteem and might




    Our heroic days are well known to our foes
    They bear distinguishing marks on heads and toes




    And our swords, whether in west or in east
    Are blunted, striking enemies' protective coat




    Their blades are trained, that once drawn
    Not to be sheathed again before letting the blood run




    Ask others, if you don't know, about us and them
    A man of knowledge and the ignorant are not the same




    The Banu Arrayyan are the Polaris of their own
    And their grinding mill ever revolves round their stone


    Samawal was a jew during the Jaahiliyyah and he then reverted. This poem is one of the best poem about Makaarim al-Akhlaaq.

    http://www.school-of-languages.net/english/t902/
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    ^A lot of Idraaj. Of course it rhymes in English only by adding to it. As long as the translator is skilled enough, true to the meaning, and without an agenda (since it's not regarding Aqidah or any other science), then the addition of words not present in the Arabic nor intended, is not so bad I suppose.

    I really like it. It's going on the study list of my son In Sha Allah.

    Jazak Allahu khayran.

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    I heard it from Sheikh 'Abdurrahman al-Shahr (KSA), a Mufassir and a well versed man in poetry. He was asked by his student how a Mufassir like him can find in Jaahil poetry some wisdom (knowing that he's a student and a teacher in Tafseer). So he quoted this Qasdah about Makaarim al-Akhlaaq.


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    Salamou 'Alaykoum



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhul Yadayn View Post
    Salamou 'Alaykoum



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