Podcast: Desert Poets’ Society (Part 1)

In this podcast, titled “Desert Poets’ Society,” you will get to hear Ramzy interview “the acclaimed” Ustadhah Zainab on Arab poetry.

 You’ll discover such things as:

  • How poetry developed among the bedouins.

  • Why the Arabs became poets.

  • What muru’ah means and how it relates to poetry.

  • The emotion and expressiveness of the Arabs.

  • The meaning of the the pre-Islamic age of Jahiliyyah.

  • What gazelles have to do with Arab poetry.

  • The kind of poem to use to “dis” someone (hint: if you do it right, you can get away with a lot).

  • The kind of Arab poetry that is analogous to modern-day anthems or football chants.
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