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Bashar ibn Burd Biography | Poet

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Bashar ibn Burd (714-784) (Arabic : ) nicknamed "al-Mura'ath" meaning the wattled, was a poet in the late Umayyad and the early Abbasid periods. Bashar was of Persian origin; his grandfather was taken as a captive to Iraq, his father was a freedman (Mawla ) of the Uqayl tribe. Some Arab scholars considered Bashar the first "modern" poet and one of the pioneers of the badi' in Arabic literature. It is believed that [ who ] he exerted a great influence on the subsequent generation of poets.

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