Muallaqat

Muallaqat

(mo͞oäl'äkät`), Pre-Islamic Arabic anthology compiled by the scholar Hammad al Rawiya (d. c.775). comprised of poems that were written in gold letters and hung on the walls of the Kaaba in Mecca during annual fairs. It consists of seven (or, in some versions, nine or ten) odes, all by different poets of the 6th or early 7th cent. They are generally esteemed the finest of Arabic odes, and they present an unsurpassed picture of Bedouin life before Islam. The name also appears as Moallakat.
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The Chemins de PoAsie exhibition will focus on Mr Akar's work from his Muallaqat collection that had previously featured in Anger's English Library.
He holds a cherished place in Arabic literature and poetry, the author of one of the group of seven long Arabic poems u Al Muallaqat u handed down before Islam.
The best of these poems would then be hung on the wall of the Kaaba and included seven famous ones known as the "Saba'a Muallaqat," which are still taught to students of Arabic literature.