Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Sulaymān al-Ghazzī

Date: Last third of the 10th to first third of the 11th century

Original Language: Arabic


The Dīwān of Sulaymān al-Ghazzī consists of 97 qaṣīdas amounting to over 3,000 lines and treating a wide variety of religious themes. It uses all the major classical meters but ignores classical rules of genre, and often breaks meter and uses colloquialisms. Individual qaṣīdas are loosely structured and rapidly move between biblical, theologi…

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Noble, Samuel, “ Dīwān”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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