Monday, January 31, 2011

Abu Al-Qasim Ash-Shabi

There is yet another variation of the famous line of poetry by Abu Al-Qasim Ash-Shabi (see yesterday's post).  This one goes like this:
إذا الشعب يوماً أراد الحياة, فلا بدّ أن يستجيب القذر
If people ever willed to live, it is destined that the filthy one will favorably respond (it really rhymes in Arabic)