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Abū al-Shīṣ
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Abū al-Shīṣ, Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh b. Razīn al-Khuzāʿī (d. 196/812) was a poet during the early ʿAbbāsid period. He lived during the most brilliant period of Arabic poetry. All the sources that refer to him do so with reverence holding his poetry in high esteem. Nevertheless, his Dīwān is not so well known now, and there is little information about him.

Abū al-Shīṣ was the cousin of Diʿbil b. ʿAlī b. Razīn al-Khuzāʿī, the well-known poet (Ibn Qutayba, 2/721; Ibn al-Muʿtazz 72; Ibn al-Nadīm, 183). According to Abū a…

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Azarnoosh, Azartash and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū al-Shīṣ”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0140>
First published online: 2015

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