A Short Account on Al-Mu’allaqat

532px-qur27an_folio_11th_century_kufic[Translation of a small paper I wrote during my days in Qatar]

The Arab Thinker Faroukh (1974: 5) said: “Literature is a collection of fair speeches narrated to us from our predecessors”. Such a definition is quite satisfactory if one is to ponder well, even if one considers all the modern day changes Arabic literature has gone through. The roots of it, one has to admit, is strongly established in the era the ancient Arabs were part of. Literature has many roles to play in the life of man. Continue reading