Book | Yaqoubi: Fi Zhilal al-Sham – في ظلال الشام للشيخ محمد أبي الهدى اليعقوبي

Book | Yaqoubi: Fi Zhilal al-Sham – في ظلال الشام للشيخ محمد أبي الهدى اليعقوبي

In the Shade of the Levant

A Poetry Collection
By His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi
في ظلال الشام - ديوان الشعر للعلامة الشيخ محمد أبي الهدى اليعقوبي


"In the Shade of the Levant” is a collection of thirty-one poems dedicated to Syria and the Syrian people. They were written over the span of thirty-five years between 1980-2015. As a Syrian living in Syria and then having to leave Syria, Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi describes his country, how it was and how it is, making his words a vessel not only to his own feelings, but to the feelings of the Syrian people and their on-going suffering under the Assad regime for forty years. The poems of “In the Shade of the Levant” present a series of unique and original sketches that trace the illuminated and radiant past of Syria and its capital Damascus through to the present state of discord in sharp contrast as witnessed and experienced in the author’s own lifetime.

Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi is a Syrian scholar raised in one of the foremost households of knowledge, piety, and poetic brilliance in the historic city of Damascus. In each poem, he transports the reader through the passage of time in words, describing, praising and eulogizing the virtues and glories of the Syrian people to the level that stirs yearning for it in its most critical period. "In the Shade of the Levant" is guaranteed to enchant the reader and mesmerize his or her mind. It will bring Syria to you, making you feel its cool breeze from the old spring days and the pain its people endure today.

Sacred Knowledge 2016 
ISBN: 1908224142 | 978-1908224149 
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Poem: A Greeting to -Sham – Salamun li Sham – سلام للشام
A greeting to Sham – Salam – سلام للشام Maqam: Nahawand;

Poetical meter: من مجزوء الوافر

Ya Ahla Dimashq

Poem: Ya Ahla Dimashq – يا أهل دمشق أناديكم
O people of Damascus – Ya ahla Dimashq – يا أهل دمشق أناديكم

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