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Mustafa DEHQAN

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May, 2017

  • 3 May

    A Kurdish Poem by Sayyid Ya‘qūb Māydashtī

    ABSTRACT: The early modern Kurdish poet Sayyid Ya‘qūb Māydashtī was one of the most great poets of southern Kurdish history and culture, exerting a considerable influence over many years. He had a genius for original and subtle Kurdish poem, with the motive behind his literary method being his faith. His …

December, 2016

  • 27 December

    A Gūrānī Mawlid

    ABSTRACT: The term mawlid, or mawlūd (< mawlūdun fīhi) refers to the verse and sometimes panegyric prose texts written in honor of the Prophet, his birth, and his life. Laylat al-mawlid, mawlid al-nabī, and mawlid al-nabawī were the cover names for the general celebrations on the occasion of the prophet’s …

December, 2015

  • 28 December

    A Yezidi Commentary by Mawlānā Muḥammad al-Barqal’ī

    ABSTRACT: There is a natural tendency in dealing with the Yezidism of becoming overwhelmed by the fascinating and complex details of its present situation, oral tradition, and sacred texts that, however, it is safe to say, defy simple comprehension and adequate explanation. My purpose here, however, is possibly much simpler …

March, 2015

  • 7 March

    Literary Citations In The Sharaf-nāma

    Abstract: The Sharaf-nāma, that huge compendium of Kurdish history, constitutes a large collection of gnomic sayings which has survived in the text. It is possible, in general, to distinguish between two types of gnomic literature in the Sharaf-nāma. A distinction can be made between verse compositions containing mainly pragmatic advice …