Poetry in the family of the Prophet (PBUH)

Sayyedeh Fatemeh Mahdavi Mortazavi, Sayyed Mojtaba Hosseini

Abstract


The study of hadith texts and Islamic sources indicates that the poetics was of interest among the family of the Prophet (PBUH). Paying attention to the poetry in this family in has shown itself in various forms: 1) In the form of citation and singing (Ensha'd) and in the other words, writing poetry; 2) allegory and singing the poems of other poets in their sermons and speeches; 3) reading poetry by poets in the presence of the Prophet and his family; and 4) poem praising and encouragement and submit prize (Sele'h) to the poets who praised the merits of Ahl al-Bayt or wrote poems in memory of them. Another important point which must be mentioned is paying attention and recording the Imams and Ahl al-Bayt poets' poems in the history and Hadith books, which shows and confirms their great attention to this issue and the importance of poetry and art in Islam and Shiism.


Keywords


Family of the Prophet, Ahl al-Bayt, poetry, allegory and singing, Imam and poetry, Ahl al-Bayt poet.

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