Early Islamic poetry

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Madih (praise)

I am told that the Apostle of God has threatened, me, \\ But I have hope of the Apostle's forgieness.

Soft! May you be guided by Him who gave you the gift \\ Of the Qur'an with its admonitions and expositions.

--Ka`b (d. 648/9)

In Tayba are traces of the Messenger, and associations \\ That shine while other traces fade and their fire dies out.

Indelible are the signs in a hallowed site \\ Where stands the pulpit which the Guide used to ascend.

--Hassan ibn Thabit (d. before 661)