JollyGul.com will launch its “Qasidas Unlocked” service in early March of 2019, similar to the Kalame Mawla service launched in January of this year.
Qasida is an ancient Arabic word and a form of devotional poetry, often addressing a particular subject, passed later on to other cultures.
The classic form of qasida maintains a single elaborate rhythmic structure throughout the poem, and every line rhymes on the same sound.
After the 10th century, Persians developed the qasida immensely. Nasir Khusraw, the Ismaili Persian poet, philosopher and scholar, used it extensively for philosophical, theological and ethical purposes.
Most qasidas that we encounter today are in Farsi, though they are also found in Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian and even in West African languages.
JollyGul.com service will launch with 25-30 qasidas recited by top artists and composed by prominent and revered Muslim Poets. JollyGul.com “Qasidas Unlocked” service will display lyrics and translations as the qasidas play on its custom designed and developed audio player.
Watch out for the launch news on IsmailMail.