Ali Aldahesh

Ali Yunis Aldahesh is a Lecturer in Arabic Language, Literature and Culture at The University of Sydney, Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He holds a PhD in Translation and Linguistics, an MA in Translation and Linguistics, and an MA in Semitic Studies. Dr Aldahesh’s area of research interest is translation and linguistics with special emphasis on the language, text and translation of the Qur’an. His published works include al-Raḥīl Ṣawba al-Māʾ ‘Travelling Towards Water’, Translating Idiomatic English Phrasal Verbs into Arabic: A Contrastive Linguistic Study, The Concept of Taqwa in the Qur’an as understood by Muslim commentators and, forthcoming, The (Un)Translatability of the Qur’anic Idiomatic Phrasal Verbs: A Contrastive Linguistic Study.

Within Two Dreams Distance

That little bird looks just like me! For him, The horizons solicit him for his nest So, he grants, dashing in his recklessness Forgetting to take his heart As sustenance for the long journey As for me, I initiate seasons …

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