1001 Modern Nights
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1001 Modern Nights

The Poem That Foiled A King’s Thrifty Scheme

The story of Al-Asma’i and a challenging Arabic poem

Photo by Osman Köycü on Unsplash

After I graduated from high school in the Middle East, I thanked God a thousand times that this poem was not in our curriculum. It is the most challenging poem I’ve ever read in my life. However, this poem has a remarkable story behind it.

It is the perfect story to…

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