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Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf Biography and Poems

Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by al-Ahnaf, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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al-Ahnaf, Abbas Ibn

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

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