The Arabic Tongue: A Worthy Language

  • Yahya Saleh Hasan Dahami Al Baha University


The Arabic language, during the pre-Islamic age, at the beginning of Islam and today with its valuable tradition, convention and practice, is a great language. Hamad ibn (son of) Khalifah Abu Shihab is one of the modernist poets linking the twentieth century with the twenty-first. He is one of the supporters of the classical Arabic language. The researcher, in this literary paper, takes on to illustrate the perceptiveness of a famous poem by Hamad ibn Khalifah as a case of the magnitude and worth of the Arabic language, its influence and being influencing. The poem of Hamad ibn Khalifah has never been studied or analyzed; for this motive, the poem deserves to be given enough consideration because it deals directly with a central theme which is classical Arabic language. It can be estimated as a legacy of the graceful Arabic tongues. The study uses the analytical and descriptive method which starts, in its first section, with a succinct introductory sketch on the Arabic language and its importance. After that, the core point of the study to be followed is a descriptive, analytical and critical dealing with the poem, its wisdom and everlasting concepts. In this section, the researcher endeavors to ascertain the reputation of the Arabic language and to demonstrate the capacities of Hamad ibn Khalifah Abu Shihab as a modern Arabic poet through his poem. A brief discussion is followed. The paper ends with a short-lived conclusion summarizing the full investigation and stating the results if there is any.

Mar 29, 2019
How to Cite
DAHAMI, Yahya Saleh Hasan. The Arabic Tongue: A Worthy Language. European Journal of Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 80-89, mar. 2019. ISSN 2411-4103. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2019.