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a poetic genre in the literature of the peoples of the Middle East and Central and South Asia.

The qasida is a panegyric ode in praise of an influential person. Its formal characteristics are considerable size (from 20 to 200 bayts), a single end rhyme (aa, ba, ca, da…), and three-part composition. According to medieval canon, the qasida opens with the nasib, or lyrical prelude, in which the author mourns his separation from his beloved. It is followed by a description of the poet’s journey to the figure being praised. The main, and last, part is the poet’s tribute. Philosophical qasidas developed in the 11th and 12th centuries. The fact that the mention of an influential person is indispensible and often coupled with dates and historical events makes qasidas an important historical source. The most outstanding masters of the genre were the Arab poets Imru al-Qays (sixth century) and Abu Tammam (ninth century), the Persian-Tajik poets Unsuri and Anvari (11th century), and the Azerbaijani poet Khagani (12th century).


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The Qasidah par Coeur performance poetry competition is one of the high points of the Festival, with the number of exceptional participants from across the region growing each year.
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The group that eventually performed, as they themselves told me, played qasidah and not campursari at all.
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El sexto capitulo, La traduccion: la poetica, comenta las dificultades de adaptacion del qasidah islamico en la poetica occidental.
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Summary: The festival's organisers on Monday announced the 2016 edition's Chevron Readers' Cup and Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre Qasidah par Coeur competitions.
It is to be observed that Ibn Sina's stand for the origination of the soul displays a certain inconsistency, because in his works such as the Qasidah al-'ayniyyah he shows a clear inclination toward the idea that the soul existed before being attached to the body, and that the soul is emanated from the Active Intellect.
which he sent to me in 1994, his published volumes of poetry, essay, fiction and drama are in chronological order: al-Qursan (The Pirate), 1952; Ighniyat Laysat lil-Akharin (Songs not for Others), 1955; 51 Qasidah (51 Poems), 1959; Al-Najm wa'l Ramad (The Stars and the Ash), 1960; Qasaid Mariyyah (Visual Poems), 1965; Ba'idan an al-Sama' al-'Ula (Away from the First Sky), 1970; al-Akhdar ibn Yusuf wa Mashaghiluh (al-Akhdar ibn Yusuf and His Preoccupations), 1972; Nihayat al-Shamal al-Ifriqi (The North African Finale), 1972; Taht Jidariyat Fa'iq Hasan (Under Fa'iq Hasan's Fresco), 1974; al-Layai Kulluha (All the Nights), 1976; al-Sa'a al-Akhira (The Last Hour), 1977; Qasa'id aqall Sumtan (Less Silent Poems), 1979; Man Ya'rif al-Warda?
The Children's Competitions, the Chevron Readers' Cup, Tleem Poetry Award, the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition and the new Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center Qasidah Par Coeur Competition, have all had an excellent response this year and the winners will finally be announced at the festival.