'Abbas ibn al-Ahnaf

Abu al-Fadl Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf (Arabic: عباس بن الأحنف) (750 in Basra-809), was an Arab Abbasid poet from the tribe of Banu Hanifa. His work consists solely of love poems (ghazal).[1] It is "primarily concerned with the hopelessness of love, and the personae in his compositions seems resigned to a relationship of deprivation".[2] The vocabulary he chose was simple and his style is fluent and easy.

He grew up in Baghdad, where he became a friend of the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid.[3] who employed him for the purpose of amusing him in time of leisure. His work was an acknowledged influence on Abdullah ibn al-Mu'tazz and Abu al-Atahiya.[4]

Further reading[]

Ayyıldız, Esat (2019). el-‘Abbâs B. El-Ahnef: İdealize Edilmiş Ask Temalı Gazellerin Abbâsî Dönemindeki Özgün Bir Temsilcisi. Uluslararası Bilim, Teknoloji ve Sosyal Bilimlerde Güncel Gelişmeler Sempozyumu, 3, 209-216.

References[]

  1. ^ Ayyıldız, Esat (2019). el-‘Abbâs B. El-Ahnef: İdealize Edilmiş Ask Temalı Gazellerin Abbâsî Dönemindeki Özgün Bir Temsilcisi. Uluslararası Bilim, Teknoloji ve Sosyal Bilimlerde Güncel Gelişmeler Sempozyumu, 3, 209-216.
  2. ^ Roger Allen. (2000). An Introduction to Arabic Literature. p. 106.
  3. ^ R. Jacobi. (1998) al-'Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf. In Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature (Vol. 1, pp. 2-3). Taylor & Francis.
  4. ^ Bird Through A Ceiling of Alabaster; Three Abbasid Poets, translated by Abdullah Al-Udhari and George Wightman (Penguin, 1975) ISBN 0-14-044305-3

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