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.