Part of a new series – Short episodes full of Arabic literature and wisdom. These are things I enjoy a lot, and I hope you will too! The first episodes talks about the Hikmah (wisdom) of dealing with powerful people.
After a long break, we are joined again by sheikh Abdurrahman to explain some great poetry of the famous Majnun Layla. Qais ibn Mulawwah lost his mind out of despair for Layla, whom he could not marry. Listen to his story and his mesmerizing poetry!
Have you tried to understand the meaning of the beautiful Surah al Fathiha in Arabic? Listen to this short episode to uncover at a few gems from Surah al Fathiha!
After discussing the Generosity of the Arabs, in this episode we look at avarice. Al-Bukhala by Al-Jahidh is an extraordinary work of literature where he explores ‘stinginess’ of men and cultures. Enjoy!
ألم تعلمي، أني، إذا الضيف نابني****وعزّ القِرَى ، أقري السديف المُسرْهدا
Do you not know, that if a guest seeks me ***And the hosts are not to be found (due to a time of hardship), I shall feed the humps of fat camels (the most exotic part) – Hatim at-Ta’ee
Listen to the amazing stories of Hatim at-Ta’ee, the most generous of the Arabs in Jahiliyyah.