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Explore the Craft of Writing Arabic Poetry The Mukhammas (fivefold) is a Persian or Urdu stanzaic form and as the name implies is written in quintains. The poetry is often connected to Sufiism, the mystical dimension of Islam. A reoccuring theme is praise of Iman Ali (the prophet Muhammed's cousin and the first iman.), however other themes are explored with this form. Information in English about Urdu verse forms is sparse, I found this information at Pakistan-Karachi The elements of the Mukhammas are: stanzaic, written in any number of quintains made up of 2 distiches followed