Mahd al-Aadiyya

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Mahd al-Aadiyya (Arabic: مَهد العادية‎) was supposedly an Arabic poet from around 4000 BCE.[1] She is unlikely to have existed:[2][3] Rather she is a chronicle character who is portrayed uttering a muzdawaj (heroic couplet)[4] warning the people of ʿĀd of their impending destruction by Allah, in accordance with the prophecies of the prophet Hud.

Anthologies[edit]

Moris Farhi (ed.) Classical Poems by Arab Women; translated by Abdullah al-Udhari, Saqi Books, 1999. ISBN 086356-096-2[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology, ed. and trans. by Abdullah al-Udhari (London: Saqi Books, 1999), pp. 26-27.
  2. ^ Roger Allen, review of: Approaches to Classical Arabic Poetry - Identification and Identity in Classical Arabic Poetry, M. C. Lyons, Gibb Literary Studies, 2 (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1999).
  3. ^ Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology, Abdullah Al-Udhar (London: Saqi Books, 1999), Review of Middle East Studies, 35 (2001), 201-3 (at p. 202). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0026318400043352.
  4. ^ al-Udhari, Abdullah (2017-01-16). Classical Poems by Arab Women: A Bilingual Anthology. Saqi Books. ISBN 9780863569302. 
  5. ^ ltd, codegent. "Poetry Magazines - Classical Poems by Arab Women". www.poetrymagazines.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-10. 

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