Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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al-Baṣīr
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, Abū ʿAlī al-Faḍl b. Ḏj̲aʿfar b. al-Faḍl b. Yūsuf, poet and letter-writer of the first half of the third century; although Ibn Maiyāda rated him as a poet above Buḥturī, and his prose style was also greatly admired, he is at present known only by occasional citations and scanty references. From these we learn that his early life was spent at Kūfa, that he belonged to the circle of Abu ’l-ʿAinā and Saʿīd b. Ḥumaid, and that he was patronized by ʿUbaid Allāh b. Yaḥyā, when the latter was at the height of his power (2…

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Margoliouth, D. S., “al-Baṣīr”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1375>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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