Friday, February 4, 2011

Maqaamat Part 1.


This is a follow up from the last post so if you have not read the last post then do so before reading this.

NOTE: This maqaamat will only make sense to those who know the story about the women with Sayyiduna Yusuf and the lady with Sayyidunaa Musa.

In one of the maqaamats read to us by a Moroccan brother which is more like a joke, it was about Farazdaq and Waleed ibn Safwaan. Farazdaq is said to be amongst the three best poets arabs ever produced. Himself, Jareer and Akhtaal were the three who outstood poets in the three divisions of poetry...Description, Romance, the third which I can’t recall now.

It is also said that Farazdaq wasn’t a handsome man, that his look wasn’t attractive...So this is how the maqaamat goes:
Farazdaq was walking on his own when he came across Waleed ibn Safwaan then the later said to former, no welcome to this face of yours. And that surprised Farazdaq so he asked why.....Waleed responded, because if the ladies who saw Sayyidunaa Yusuf (alayhis salaam) had seen your face, they wouldn’t have cut their hands.

This got Farazdaq so he said, no welcome to this face of yours as well. Waleed said why....Farazdaq responded, because if the lady who saw Sayyidunaa Musa (alayhis salaam) had seen you she wouldn’t ask her father to hire you.
Wa salla ALLAHU ‘alaa an Nabiyyil Kareem.
Was salaamu ‘alaykum.

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