The Evolution Of Urdu Poetry In The Middle East


  • Dr. Shabeer Ahmed Qadri Associate Professor Urdu Riphah International University Faisalabad
  • Ghulam Mustafa Ph.D. Scholar, Dept. of Urdu, Govt. College University Faisalabad.


Middle East, Urdu, Poetry, Tasleem elahi Zulfi, Naseem sahar


Middle East is a geographical and cultural area situated in Western Asia, but also the part of South Africa and Eastern Europe. Middle East has unique importance among the three continent Europe, Asia and Africa. The term Middle East was used by British India Office in 1850. It contains 17 countries. Bahrain is the smallest while Saudi Arabia is the largest one country of this region. The Holy places of three great religions Islam, Christianity and Judaism are also situated there.

Oil was discovered near Persian Gulf in 1936, it introduced great revolution in the economy of these countries. Peoples from Indo Pak shifted towards these countries for better life career and Urdu entered in Middle East. People inclined towards Urdu poetry due to remoteness from one’s relatives and native countries. At this time Urdu is the fourth largest language in the Middle East and Urdu poetry is progressing day by day.


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Dr. Shabeer Ahmed Qadri, and Ghulam Mustafa. “The Evolution Of Urdu Poetry In The Middle East”. Zaban-O-Adab, vol. 13, no. 2, Dec. 2020, pp. 51-65, //

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