Qatari poet Muhammed bin Al-Deeb Al-Ajmi, known as “Ibn Al-Theeb”, has sparked widespread controversy on social media with poetic verses (popular poetry) that the commander of the Quds Force in the former Iranian Revolutionary Guard, the late General Qassem Soleimani, laments.
Ibn al-Theeb addressed Soleimani, the father of the late general, with his poem, saying that Qasim does not drink from humiliation and he is the denominator of the unbelievers and Nasir al-Mulla.
The Qatari poet sang the Supreme Leader of Iran, God Ali Khamenei, describing it as “the guardian of God, may God sanctify his secret.”
And “Ibn Al-Theeb” increased the veneration of Qasim Soleimani, the representative of his praise, by saying: “I hear the echo of the Messenger of God and the family of his family on the oath of Solaymani.”
The verses angered commentators who considered it a provocation to many who believe that Soleimani was behind the killing and displacement of hundreds of thousands in Iraq, Syria and Yemen through his plans to expand Iranian influence and its sectarian agenda in the region.