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Classical Poems by Arab Women

Wallada bint al-Mustakfi (d. 1091/2), the object of Ibn Zaydun's passion, was the daughter of one of the last Umayyad caliphs of Cordova. Wallada was one of a relatively large number of women who wrote poetry in Muslim Spain. She maintained a literary salon which was probably where Ibn Zaydun first encountered her. The superbly arrogant verses which follow were inscribed on the sleeves of her robe, the first couplet on the right sleeve and the second on the left.

Majnun Layla the Life & Story

Majnun ('Majnun') is the name by which the semi-legendary seventh-century poet Qays ibn Mulawwah is commonly known. His ill-fated love for Layla sent him mad and he withdrew into the desert, where the wild beasts were his only companions. The story of Majnun and Layla was popular with Arab and Persian poets and painters. And now an in depth disicussion

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