"Nasimu r-raudi faah: a muwashshaha and its contrafacts”
by Karin Almbladh, Stockholm
SUMMARY: The point of departure is the poem "Nasiimu
r-raudi faah”. There are two versions of it, one in Ibn Bishri´s collection
"´Uddat at-tawshiih", and one in the Maghrebi tradition. It remains,
however, doubtful which one is the "original" version. There are two mu´aaradaat
known so far, one Hebrew poem by Yehudah ha-Levi (al-Andalus, d.
1141) and one Arabic poem by the Sufi Ibn al-Sabbagh (al- Andalus / Maghreb,
first half of the 13th century). In the paper the inter-relationship between
the poems is discussed.