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Bir Frēǧ Kalšāt
12017-10-10T20:51:29+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282414poetplain2018-06-12T18:33:46+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10Bir Frēǧ Kalšāt (deceased) was a poet and ṣūfī who was particularly famous for his prescient poetry (Ar. al-shiʿr al-tanabbuʾ). Bir Frēǧ was at least seventy years old when he died, suggesting that he was born in the last decade of the nineteenth century or the first years of the twentieth century. Bir Frēǧ was the caretaker (Ar. muqīm or “resident”) of the shrine of al-Mahwī in Ṣaḳr, a saint associated with the ocean. Bir Frēǧ was responsible for feeding all visitors to the shrine of al-Mahwī; this responsibility and others associated with the sacral functions of the shrine gave Bir Frēǧ the social and moral standing necessary to publicly criticize the political shortcomings of the ʿAfrārī sultan.
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