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 Characters from the story of Al-Zeer Salem

In this strange story, many events, horrors and misfortunes are recounted that time will not erase and history will not turn its page, especially since they occurred between cousins, separating them, changing their affairs and inflicting countless deaths among the fierce. knights. Rabia is said to have been among the Arab kings, his brother was once one of the princes and notables, and their homes were on the outskirts of the Levant, where two Arab tribes, Bakr and Taghlib, ruled.



Rabia had a number of sons, namely: Koulaib, Salem, nicknamed Al-Zeer or Al-Muhalhal, Daraan and others. He had a daughter, beautiful in appearance and character, named Dabaa. As for Prince Murrah, he had a number of sons. were born to him, including Jassas, Hammam and a beautiful and noble daughter called Al-Jalila.


Beginning of the story

The story began about 100 years or more before the Hegira. The beginning of the story is linked to the events preceding it, when Rabi'ah Abu Al-Zir Salem attacked the Canadian king and defeated him in the Battle of Al-Salat. which led the latter to seek help from the Yemeni vassals against Al-Rabi'ah, who sent an army with which Al-Rabi'ah captured him and killed Al-Rabi'ah's two sons, according to Yemeni supporters. have some revenge coming despite their young age at the time.


Story Events

Koulaib, the brother of Al-Zir Salem, the leader of the Rabia tribe, has grown up. He loved his cousin Jalila very much, but his father married her to the king of Tuba', after he gave her boxes full of gold. As a result, Koulaib decided to gather the young people of the tribe and they hid in boxes containing the belongings of the bride Jalila. When they arrived at the palace, they left and killed the king during the night. Salem was a young child at this time.

Kulaib returned Jalila to the tribe and married her after a while, but his brother Jassas felt angry with Kulaib for his unbearable power, until one day Al-Basous - who was Jassas' aunt - left her camel to graze with that of Jassas. camels, until Koulaib, who was not married, saw her. He left his relatives alone to graze in this fever, so he shot her with an arrow, hitting her udder and killing her. In another narration, this camel belonged to a guest who. remained in Al-Basous. She screamed when she learned of his death because of the humiliation and shame that trespassing on the guest's property meant, so Jassas told her: Shut up, I will kill (Alalal), which is Kulayb's camel stallion. , and as a result, Jassas began to hide for this Kulayb.


Kleb, the veteran, was killed

Hard feelings grew due to Koulaib's influence and actions until the torrent reached a boiling point one day when a group of women went out to the water sources, but Koulaib stopped them from 'access it, and they were accompanied by a group of knights to protect them. and among them were Jassas and Amr bin Al-Harith, who communicated with Kulayb after recalling the story of the camel of Al-Basus, which started the fever in the blood of Jassas. He pushed him to stab Kulayb, so Kulayb asked Al-Jassas for a hit. drink water while he was suffering the pangs of death, so Amr bin Al-Harith dismounted and finished him off.


Jassas knew that what he had done was a serious matter that would light the flames of a war that no simple matter could extinguish. So he came to his family, uncovered his knees and told them what he had done. People rushed to announce the news. hand him over to Hammam and Ndima al-Zeer, who buried his brother and mourned him for many years, during which people thought he had forgotten his revenge, until he was safe once and for all his sons. The minister got angry, so they came back. Then the minister busied himself with the war and gathered around him the known knights, and rolled up his arms, shortened his robe and swore not to taste wine, apply oil or smell perfume before he revenge. .


The scourge of war

After the murder of Koulaib, the two tribes fought several wars in which women, children and even men suffered countless calamities, during which the Bakri tribes were divided between supporters and opponents. This war lasted for forty years, during which several incidents took place. , fueled by resentment and hatred, and fueled by the meeting between Al-Bakri and Al-Taghlabi. The most notable incidents were five in number: They were: the day of Dhabi'ab - on which Hammam bin Murrah was killed - the day of Warats, the day of Unayzah, the day of Al-Qusaybat and on the day of Talaq Al-Mulam, and the war did not end. during these despite the intervention of numerous tribes to put out the fire.


end of the story

   Al-Muhallahil was no longer that valiant knight who moved armies and incited them to take revenge with a word from him, especially as the tribes were exhausted by war and resorted to peace. However, Al-Muhallahil returned and prevailed when he attacked Qays. ibn Tha'labah and Amr ibn Malik captured him, captured him and treated him kindly. He heard him reciting poetry to his daughter once while he was drunk, so he vowed not to give her a drink until he returned. Khudair, and Al-Khudair is a camel that only gives up water on the seventh day, so he only returned when the decrepit had already perished. In another account it is stated that Al-Zeer was killed by two. His servants who had been charged to serve him as they traveled with him, and that was the end of him who spent his life seeking vengeance and following the path of death until he reached it .


As for Jassas, he was killed by Al-Hagras, Ibn Koulaib, of his wife Jalila, with a spear thrust into the chest and back, after the pre-Islamic nervousness that called for revenge had taken hold of the young man until to make him forget the blood tie that united him to his uncle.

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