The Phenomenon of Death in Al-Mutanabbi's Poetry

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Ahmed Hussein



              This study examines the topic of death in the poetry of Abi al-Tayyib al-Mutanabi. Death became a preoccupation that terrified the poet and continued throughout his lifetime. Al-Mutanabbi died a terrible death at the hands of a small band of criminals commanded by Fatik, who crushed his grandest aspirations.

The researcher argues that al- Mutanabbi and poetry are dominated by pessimism, which is accompanied with transcendence, ambiguity, and a desire for future greatness so as to compete with monarchs and princes. These characteristics accelerated his demise.

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Hussein , A. (2023). The Phenomenon of Death in Al-Mutanabbi’s Poetry . Islamic Sciences Journal, 14(4), 102–120.