Marsiya | Muharram Special | Kafeel Jafri | Shayari | Episode 7

What is Marsiya?

In this episode of Shayari, Kafeel Jafri explains the relation between Urdu Poetry and Azadari (medium of expression of grief and protest against the Killing of Imam Hussain) and recites a piece of Marsiya, a form of Urdu Poetry, specifically used in Muharram. This Marsiya is about the King of Halab (now known as Aleppo in Syria), who wanted to get his daughter married to Hussain’s Son, Ali Akbar. Akbar was born on the same day as King’s daughter. But did this dream of his come true?

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