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- n. An Arabic or Persian elegiac monorhyme poem, usually having a tripartite structure.
I would recommend the pre-Islamic bedouin qasida ode.
Drag to Playlist tere alam too na ghazi ... khadi judah hova ... hassan sadiq 2009 waladat mola ghazi abbas qasida hassan sadiq 2009 arifwalla
For those seeking to delve into a much-ignored corner of Arabic literature, however, it is a fascinating read, and one can't help but feel enlightened knowing the difference between qasida, marthiya, and niyaha - elegy for a nobleman, elegy for a loved one, and primordial female lament.