In Abbası times, al-Mirbad also became a place for studying and teaching Arabic, especially grammar and vocabulary. Scholars used to meet with Bedouins and write down what they needed to know about Arabic. Poets used to visit al-Mirbad not only to recite their poetry but also to improve their poetic skills by learning from the Bedouins about Arabic poetics and gaining knowledge of their vocabulary.
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- (no access) - Hussein, A. A.: The rise and decline of naqa'id poetry.pdf, p307
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