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Ibn al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh al-ʿḤusayn b. Aḥmad b. Muḥammad b. D̲j̲aʿfar b. Muḥammad , a S̲h̲īʿī Arab poet in the time of the Būyids [q.v.]. Born in Bag̲h̲dād in about 330/941-2, of a family of government officials and secretaries, he completed the traditional studies and was partly trained by Abū Isḥāḳ Ibrāhīm al-Ṣābiʾ (313-84/925-94 [see al-ṣābiʾ ]) who made him take up an administrative career, but he very quickly perceived that his poetic talents could prove more profitable and resigned his post. At first he was connected with the vizier al-Muhallabī [q.v.] for whom he wrote a panegyric and …

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Margoliouth, D.S. and Pellat, Ch., “Ibn al-Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ād̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 08 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3182>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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