Islamic Empire comic strip
Hey Kate do you want to go to the carnival and learn about Islamic Literature?
Sure why not i love history and carnivals!
Wow really?! Mind blown!!
So, the first thing that you should know is that Literature in Arabia was a strong tradtion even before Islam.
Bedouin poems, reflecting the spirt of desert life, composed poems celebrating ideals such as bravery, love, generosity, and hospitality. Those themes continued to appear in poetry written after the rise of islam.
Oh I know the next one grandpa! The Qur'an is the standard for all Arabic literature and poetry.
That is correct Kate! Good job
Now I bet you don't know this part! Early Muslim poets sang the praises Muhammad and of Islam, and later of the caliphs and other's who supported them.
Lets say the next part toegther because you know it
And finally, During the age of the Abbasid Caliphate, literary taste expanded to include poems about nature and the pleasures of life and love.
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