Abān b. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Lāḥiqī
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Abān b. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Lāḥiqī (d. 200/816) was a man of letters of Persian origin who wrote poetry in Arabic. His forebear Lāḥiq b. ʿUfayr was a narrator of ḥadīth and a mawlā (client) of the tribe of Banū Raqqāsh. His forefathers lived in Fasā, a city in the province of Fārs (al-Ṣūlī, 40). Their designation as Jews (Fariq, 46), a notion originating with Abū ʿUbayda (al-Ṣūlī, 36; Abū al-Faraj, 23/165), is unfounded.

Nothing is known of Abān's childhood. He was probably born in Baṣra which is where he grew up and studied literature, jurisprudence, logic and mathemat…

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Azartash Azarnoosh, “Abān b. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd al-Lāḥiqī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0004>
First published online: 2015

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