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al-Khansa Biography and Poems

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

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Tumair bint Amr ibn al-arth ibn al-Sharid al-Sulamiyah (Arabic : ), usually simply referred to as al-Khansa’ (Arabic : ) (translated from Arabic as either " gazelle " or "short-nosed") was a 7th-century Arabic poet. She was born and raised in the Najd region (the central region of modern-day Saudi Arabia). She was a contemporary of Muhammad, and eventually converted to Islam .

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