Get Your Premium Membership


 Abu-l-'Atahiya Photo
Biography | All Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes

Abu l-Atahiyya ( , full name Abu Ishaq Isma'il ibn Qasim al-Anazi ( ) Abu l-'Atahiyya (748-828) was an Arab poet born at 'Aynu t-Tamar in the Iraqi desert, near al-Anbar. His ancestors were of the tribe of Anaza. His youth was spent in Kufa, where he was engaged for some time in selling pottery. Moving to Baghdad, he continued his business there, but became famous for his verses, especially for those addressed to Utba, a concubine of the Abbasid Caliph al-Mahdi. His love was unrequited, although al-Mahdi, and after him Caliph ar-Rashid, interceded for him. Having offended the caliph, he was imprisoned for a short time.

Poems are below...

Top 5 Poems

More Information

Sorry, no poems have been posted.

All Poems

Sorry, no poems have been posted.

More Information


Articles about Abu-l-'Atahiya or articles that mention Abu-l-'Atahiya.

Sorry, no articles found.

More Information


Here are a few random quotes by Abu-l-'Atahiya.

See also: All Abu-l-'Atahiya Quotes

Book: Reflection on the Important Things