Salim (poet)

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Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
Gardi Saywan cemetery, Sulaymaniyah
Pen nameSalim

Abdul-Rehman Begi Saheb-Qiran (Ebdulrehman Begî Sahibqîran, Kurdish: عەبدولڕەحمان بەگی ساحێبقران) Famous by his pseudonym as Salim or Salem (Kurdish: سالم), he was born in 1800 in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, died 1866. He is one of the most significant classic Kurdish poets.[1] He was the uncle of Nalî and the cousin of Kurdî, two famous poets. He died in 1866 in Sulaimany.

Salim's poems[edit]

The content of Salim's poems mainly consists of philosophy, mysticism and history. Most of his poems are in the form of Ghazal, but he has some quatrains(Ruba'is) and Qasidas. His poems are in Kurdish, Persian and Arabic. He is influenced by Hafez and Kalim Hamedani among Persian poets and Nali among the Kurdish poets. His poetry is meterical, he has used Hazaj meter in his poetry which is too suitable for Sorani poetry. There are many Persian and Arabic words in Salim's Kurdish poems.


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