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What is both the shortest and most beautiful poem ever written in Arabic?

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I will have a go at translating this one from Abu Tammam d 845 AD:

A sword is more truthful than books.
In its edge is the edge of seriousness and game.
The white blades, not the black sheets,
Contain what removes doubt

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One of the shortest and most beautiful poems ever written in Arabic is the following poem by the famous poet Rumi: كل من علي الارض هللوا لي غير المجرمين فاهلوا لي The poem translates to: "Everyone on earth will pass away, except for the criminals, who will remain." This poem is often cited for its simplicity and... Show more >>

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