Iranians take pride in their pre-Islamic culture and their ancient civilization.
Were they dispossessed, their ancient, pre-Islamic communities destroyed, their families dismembered—of their own free will?
The Arabian poetry which has been most frequently translated and written about in English is pre-Islamic poetry.
We might therefore have expected that the new conditions The pre-Islamic poets regarded as classical.
pre-Islamic poetry was the natural expression of nomad life.
I want also to tell you that the pre-Islamic legends I spoke of to you are admirably arranged for musical suggestion.
Consequently the pre-Islamic history of Mecca has all been, so to speak, 'Islamised.'
The pre-Islamic thinkers, however, clearly perceived that the original Principle must be dynamically conceived.
In any case it is important to notice that the name was given to certain pre-Islamic chieftains.
The poets still wrote like the pre-Islamic poets instead of celebrating Islam.