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Presentation ARA 101 Umayyad Poetry [1]

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Poetry in the Umayyad   Period: Al-Farazdaq, Jarir  and al-Akhtal
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period Tamm ā b.  Ghalib  (Ab ū   Fir ā s)  al-  Farazdaq  “the  lump  of  dough”,  famous  Arab  satirist  and  panegyrist,  died  at  Basra  about 110/728 or 112/730.  Born  in  Yam ā ma  on  a  date  which  is  uncertain (probably after 20/640), this poet  was descended from the tribe of Tam ī m. Endowed  with  a  prodigious  memory  and  precocious  talent,  seems  very  soon  to  have 
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period Al-Farazdaq was more or less in disgrace in  the  period  of  al-Hajjaj  but  nevertheless  he  dedicated  a  number  of  laudatory  poems  to  and to some members of his family.  Under  Wal ī d  I,  al-Farazdaq  became  the  official  poet  of  the  caliph,  as  witness numerous panegyrics dedicated to him and to  his two sons. Under Sulaym ā n he enjoyed the same  favour.  It  was  otherwise  on  the  accession  of  ‘Umar  II  in  99/717,  when  al-
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Poetry in the Umayyad Period   Jar ī b. ‘Atiyya b. al-Khatafa b. Badr was  among the most important  hij ā ’  -writers of  the Umayyad period and may be considered one of the greatest Islamic-Arabic poets of  all  time.  He  belonged  to  the  Tam ī m  tribe  and  was  born  in  the  middle  of  the  1st/7th  century.  In  64/683-4  or  shortly  afterwards  he began his famous forty-year-long dispute  with al-Farazdaq, over the theft of a camel, who was a foe worthy of his steel. 
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