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Jarir ibn Atiyah
Arab poet and satirist

Jarir ibn Atiyah

Jarir ibn Atiyah
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Intro Arab poet and satirist
A.K.A. Jarir ibn `Atiyah al-Khatfi Al-Tamimi
Is Poet
From Saudi Arabia
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 650, Najd, Saudi Arabia
Death 728
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Jarir ibn Atiyah al-Khatfi Al-Tamimi (Arabic: جرير بن عطية الخطفي التميمي‎) (c. 650 – c. 728) was an Arab poet and satirist. He was born in the reign of the caliph Othman, and was a member of the tribe Kulaib, a part of the Banu Tamim. He was a native of al-Yamamah, but also spent time in Damascus at the court of the Umayyad caliphs.

Little is known of his early life, but he succeeded in winning the favor of Al-Hajjaj bin Yousef, the governor of Iraq. Already famous for his verse, he became more widely known by his feud with rival poets Farazdaq and Akhtal. Later he went to Damascus and visited the court of the caliph Abd al-Malik and that of his successor, Al-Walid I. From neither of these did he receive a warm welcome. He was, however, more successful with Umar II, and was the only poet received by the pious caliph.

His verse, like that of his contemporaries, is largely satire and eulogy.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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