Abu Firas

Abu Firas

 

(full name Abu Firas ibn-al-Haris ibn-Said ibn-Hamdan al-Hamdani). Born 932; died 967. Arab poet; member of the aristocratic Hamdanid family. Abu Firas fought in the wars against Byzantium and was twice captured and ransomed. He died in battle. Courtly features—a martial air and worship of his beloved—prevail in his lyric poetry. He was the first Arab poet to employ the motif of alba, or morning song. In his elegies (epistles written from captivity), Abu Firas expresses his love for his mother, his home, and his native land with great power. The language of his verse is simple.

REFERENCE

Divan, vols. 1–3. S. Dahan’s edition. Beirut, 1944.
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Throughout her career, Wehbe has performed a variety of musical styles, but has especially excelled in singing poems by Arab and international poets, such as Abu Firas Al Hamdani, Al Hallaj, Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Gibran Khalil Gibran, Rabindranath Tagore and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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Nusra Front confirmed on Wednesday that their spokesman and veteran jihadist fighter Abu Firas Al Suri was killed in a US air strike in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence in the country, confirmed reports on websites by militant sympathisers that Abu Firas, "the Syrian", was killed along with a number of his companions.
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But I would point to the beautiful French translations of Andre Miquel, who has given us versions of Majnun (lover of Layla), Abu al-Atahiya, Abu Firas, and Ibn Zaydun.
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