Qawl ʿalā Ṭarābulus ʿalā mā jarā fīhā min al-Islām
(585 words)



‘Discourse on Tripoli concerning what was brought about there by Islam’

Sulaymān al-Ashlūḥī

Date: After 27 April 1289

Original Language: Arabic

Description

This relatively short zajaliyya or strophic poem (67 lines in Jabre-Mouawad’s edition) expresses the poet’s sorrow after the fall of the city of Tripoli to the Mamluks in 1289. Its various titles all reflect this: Qawl ʿalā Ṭarābulus ʿalā mā jarā fīhā min al-Islām, ‘Discourse on Tripoli and what was brought about th…

Cite this page
N. Swanson, Mark, “ Qawl ʿalā Ṭarābulus ʿalā mā jarā fīhā min al-Islām”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_25541>
First published online: 2010



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