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Maqamah


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Arabic rhythmic prose genre, usually translated as “assembly” or “seance,” commonly compared to the European picaresque genre. Its two most famous practitioners were al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri, from the tenth and eleventh centuries respectively. In the late nineteenth century Muhammad al-Muwaylihi successfully imitated the maqamah genre in his Hadith Isa ibn Hisham.

See also Saj

Subjects: Islam.


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