Ibn Gharib, a Kurmanji Kurdish poet, also wrote a short Masnavi in Farsi, in which he, like a wise religious man, has performed and explained the doubts of prayers. The content of this Mathnawi and Ibn Gharib’s motivation to say it reflects his religiousness and adherence to the Islamic religion and its commitment to its obligations.
‘’Five kinds of doubts in the prayers / Listen to me, my truthful comrade
The first part of the doubts between two and three pocket’’ …
Ibn Gharib’s concern for and adherence to religious issues is to so that he has complained about the lack of faithfulness of those around himself and has complained about them in one of the verses of his Kurmanji poems.
This poet was a Kurmanj Kurd of Khorasan who traveled to northeast of Iran during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavi to defend the Iranian borders against the Uzbek attacks. The ethical and religious themes in Ibn Gharib’s poetry are bold, indicating the community’s need for themes reflected in his poetry. The poet’s poem entitled “Shoqnameyeh Kurmanji” has recently been edited and published by Hadi Bidaki.