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Part 1: The Influence of Islam on Arabic Literature

With the first spiritual and terrestrial success of the new faith, Islam began to have an effect upon the poetry of the Arabs. Some Jāhilī, or pre-Islamic, poets, seeing the appearance of a new Arab leader, made their way to him in the hope of receiving rewards for their verse. Their work was obviously of varia…

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Azarnoosh, Azartash, Translated by Muhammad Isa Waley, Ahmad Pakatchi, Translated by Rahim Gholami and Isa Waley, Muhammad Isa, “Arabic”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0290>
First published online: 2015

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