Zuhayb Hussayn


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Zuhayb Hussayn is a Srinagar based poet who draws inspiration from Nohas*. He calls Mr Qateel Mehdi (a legendary Urdu poet from Kashmir) his mentor who has taught him the technicalities and craft of poetry.

Noha is a genre in Eastern poetry dedicated to the event of Karbala. 'Noha' literally means mourning. Every year in the month of Muharram, Shia Muslims write thousands of Nohas and recite them across the world. A vast portion of literature and particularly Eastern literature is in form of such Nohas.

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