We are still getting the hang of this blogging thing and so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to iron a few things out, like, say, the name of the blog. The address is going to stay the same, but we thought it would be more in keeping with the tone that we are aiming for if we adopted the name Waq al
is also acceptable).
Those of you who are familiar with the story cycle of Sayf
bin Dhi Yazan
, or the work of Muhammad Mahmud al
or even, and I'm reaching here, Yaqut al
-Hamawi's Mu'ajim al
will understand. As for the rest, well, Waq al
is just more fun to say.