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 Ten poems for non-Christian notables
(591 words)


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

Date: 1725-56

Original Language: Arabic


Eight of these ten poems are addressed to emirs of the Sunnī Muslim Shihāb family and the Druze Banū l-Lamʿ family; two of the eight were commissioned from Niqūlāwus by notables. Niqūlāwus celebrates the addressee’s noble origin, intelligence, perspicacity, generosity and bravery according to the conventions of Arabic poet…

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Kilpatrick, Hilary, “ Ten poems for non-Christian notables”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>

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