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Hassan Ibn Thabit’s poetry

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2020) Hassan Ibn Thabit’s poetry. In: DELL Research Seminar 2020, 28 September 2020, Gombak, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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While in a Muslim educational setting the study of most western writers may trigger a “fragmented existence” among the learners, that of a poet like Hassan ibn Thabit will give them a strong sense of belonging. It is important to discuss the poet among Muslims not only because of his religion or because of his status as the “Poet of the Prophet,” but also because of his creative genius. He was a legendary literary figure even before Prophet Muhammad migrated from Makkah to Madinah, as he had connections with the Ghassanid and Lakhmid rulers. He is widely known as a mukhadram or the owners of two lives, because he lived sixty years before embracing Islam and another sixty years afterwards. In both periods, he composed astounding amount of poetry. After embracing Islam, he changed the trajectory of the subject matter of his poetry and played a key role in defending Islam and the character of Prophet Muhammad from the slanders of the non-believing poets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6409/83438
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hassan ibn Thabit, mukhadram, owner of two lives, the Poet of the Prophet, Prophetic eulogy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP170 Works in defense of Islam. Islamic apologetics
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 17:13
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 15:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/83438

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