The Mu’allaqat: Making a mark on millennials
The new book explains the 10 Mu’allaqat in Arabic and English, and their history in literature.
To mark the recent occasion of the International Day of Arabic Language, Ithra and Al-Qafilah Magazine have published and launched “The Mu’allaqat for Millennials.”
The Mu’allaqat are 10 pre-Islamic poems famous for the richness and beauty of their language, and are considered among the finest pieces of Arabic prose ever written.
The new book explains the 10 Mu’allaqat in Arabic and English, and their history in literature, in addition to focusing on the life and artistic status of the poets who composed the verses.
The publication of the 500-page book is a result of a joint cultural initiative with Al-Qafilah magazine.
Leading global academics were used to translate the book into English in a style that would resonate with younger audiences. The book also explains the meaning of the verses within their historical context.
The production of the book contributes to bringing one of the most important creative works in the history of Arabic literature to new audiences. It celebrates the human, aesthetic, and philosophical values contained in the Arabic language, which adorns the poems of the Mu’allaqat.
View the book here.