Arabic Poetry in the Work Muḥāḍara al-’awā’il wa musāmara al-’awāḫir by Ali-dede Bosniak
Keywords:Ali-dede, ʼawāʼil, Arabic poetry, cultural memory, intertextuality
The Arabic qasida represented the canonical form in Arabic literature until modern times, and its influence is still felt today. The power of poetry is also evident in its presence in the prose works of classical Arabic literature. This is confirmed by many works that abound with verses by various Arab poets as well as verses by authors who were not poets. There is almost no area of adab, as literature in the broader sense of the term, without poetry finding its place in it - we find it in imaginative literature, risalas, historical chronicles, philosophical works, and even in fiqh, Islamic jurisprudence characterized by its seriousness and precision. In the following paper, we will analyze the use of Arabic poetry in the work Muḥāḍara al-ʼawāʼil wa musāmara al-ʼawāḫir by Ali-dede Bosniak, which treats the first and last events and deals with a large number of topics from different fields. Since this work is polythematic, we will see that the verses undoubtedly form a very important and effective segment of its structure.