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Arabic Literature (Poetry)


 

Arabic Literature – Classical Poetry

 

Course Title

Arabic Literature

Classical Poetry

Brief description

In this course, students will read a wide range of poems from different historical periods, poems from the pre-Islamic Arabia, from Umayyad period, Abbasid era and will also be reading selected poems of those poets who came after them. We will be looking at the anthology of Abu Tammam, selected poems from Diwan al-Shafi’i and 101 selected verses of poetry. The course will help students to develop their skills in analysis and writing.

The course encourages students to:

 

  • Develop an understanding of the classical poetry.
  • Communicate confidently, clearly and creatively in Arabic through written words, using accurate, complex and classical style of Arabic language.
  • Increase their sensitivity to classical poetry.
  • Create zeal and enthusiasm to understand the Qur’an and Sunnah.
  • Develop positive attitudes to Arabic poetry.

 

 

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete Ebrahim College’s Arabic Intensive or have studied its equivalent.

Content summary

Students will study and analyse the collection of Abu Tammam from Hamasah and selected poems from Diwan al-Shafi.

Learning outcomes

Students will gain the ability to:

 

  • Understand and respond, in writing, to written language.
  • Apply the vowel points (Harakah) and demonstrate the usage of words as it is shown in an Arabic dictionary. (Al-Tahqiqaat al-Lughawiyyah).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of aspects of the text.
  • Demonstrate the ability to bring evidences from Qur’an, Sunnah & Arabic poetry.

 

Teaching and learning

The classes will be delivered through lectures and discussions which will also include presentations and written exercises.

Assessment

  • Regular assessments in class.
  • Oral presentation
  • Homework
  • End of year examination.

Indicative reading Further reading

Sab’ah Al-Mu’allaqat

 المعلقات  السبع

Diwan Al- Hamasah, Abu Tammam

   ديوان الحماسة 

Unwan al-Hikam, Abul Fath al-Busti

 

 

Financial support

If you are committed to joining the Arabic Intensive programme, but cannot afford to pay the full fees, do not worry. It may be possible for you to receive financial assistance from the Mus’ab ibn Umair Fund. Applicants are required to fill in the Financial Support Form in addition to the standard application form for admission. Click here to learn more and apply.


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Arabic Literature (Poetry)


 

Arabic Literature – Classical Poetry

 

Course Title

Arabic Literature

Classical Poetry

Brief description

In this course, students will read a wide range of poems from different historical periods, poems from the pre-Islamic Arabia, from Umayyad period, Abbasid era and will also be reading selected poems of those poets who came after them. We will be looking at the anthology of Abu Tammam, selected poems from Diwan al-Shafi’i and 101 selected verses of poetry. The course will help students to develop their skills in analysis and writing.

The course encourages students to:

 

  • Develop an understanding of the classical poetry.
  • Communicate confidently, clearly and creatively in Arabic through written words, using accurate, complex and classical style of Arabic language.
  • Increase their sensitivity to classical poetry.
  • Create zeal and enthusiasm to understand the Qur’an and Sunnah.
  • Develop positive attitudes to Arabic poetry.

 

 

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete Ebrahim College’s Arabic Intensive or have studied its equivalent.

Content summary

Students will study and analyse the collection of Abu Tammam from Hamasah and selected poems from Diwan al-Shafi.

Learning outcomes

Students will gain the ability to:

 

  • Understand and respond, in writing, to written language.
  • Apply the vowel points (Harakah) and demonstrate the usage of words as it is shown in an Arabic dictionary. (Al-Tahqiqaat al-Lughawiyyah).
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of aspects of the text.
  • Demonstrate the ability to bring evidences from Qur’an, Sunnah & Arabic poetry.

 

Teaching and learning

The classes will be delivered through lectures and discussions which will also include presentations and written exercises.

Assessment

  • Regular assessments in class.
  • Oral presentation
  • Homework
  • End of year examination.

Indicative reading Further reading

Sab’ah Al-Mu’allaqat

 المعلقات  السبع

Diwan Al- Hamasah, Abu Tammam

   ديوان الحماسة 

Unwan al-Hikam, Abul Fath al-Busti

 

 

 

Financial support

If you are committed to joining the Arabic Intensive programme, but cannot afford to pay the full fees, do not worry. It may be possible for you to receive financial assistance from the Mus’ab ibn Umair Fund. Applicants are required to fill in the Financial Support Form in addition to the standard application form for admission. Click here to learn more and apply.

Mujahid Ali


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