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A genre of long poems, in Persian and other languages, written in rhyming couplets. Popular among mystics, often on epic themes of heroism, romanticism, and images of being separated from a lover. Some of the most famous mathnawi were written by Jalal al-Din Rumi (d. 1273), Abul Majd Majdud Sanai (d. 1131), Farid al-Din Attar (d. 1220), and Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938).

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