Abid B Al-Abras

Abid B. al-Abras * (ca. 500–554 ad) is considered the oldest of the Jahiliyya (pre-islamic), classical poets of the Arabian peninsula. His “Aqfara min ahlihi Malhubu,” the final passage of which is translated here, is one of the celebrated odes of the Mu’allaqāt.

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Abid B. al-Abras * (ca. 500–554 ad) is considered the oldest of the Jahiliyya (pre-islamic), classical poets of the Arabian peninsula. His “Aqfara min ahlihi Malhubu,” the final passage of which is translated here, is one of the celebrated odes of the Mu’allaqāt.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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