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‘Poem in praise of Christ and his disciples’

Niqūlā al-Ṣāʾigh, al-Khūrī Niqūlāwus al-Ṣāʾigh al-Ḥalabī l-Rūmī

Date: 1724

Original Language: Arabic


The badīʿiyya (Dīwān, pp. 80-4) is a poem of 156 verses. The themes are as follows: address to the poet’s travelling companions and praise of them; attacks on critics and complaints about the unfaithfulness of former patrons; repentance and turning to Christ; praise of the Son and the Fathe…

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Kilpatrick, Hilary, “ Al-badīʿiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <>

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