Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi


Abu at-Tayyib al-Mutanabbi
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Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn al-Mutanabbi (Arabic: أبو الطيب أحمد بن الحسين المتنبّي Abū aṭ-Ṭayyib ʾAḥmad ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Mutanabbī‎) (915 – 23 September 965) was an Arab Iraqi poet. He is considered as one of the greatest poets in the Arabic language. Much of his poetry revolves around praising the kings he visited during his lifetime. Some consider his 326 poems to be a great representation of his life story. He started writing poetry when he was nine years old. He is well known for his sharp intelligence and wittiness. Al-Mutanabbi had a great pride in himself through his poetry. Among the topics he discussed were courage, the philosophy of life, and the description of battles. Many... more »

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Night Fell

Night fell; your favor never falls, your sight's
more suited to the eye than being shut
you showed such grace that even half of me
was made to testify against the rest it ever was
The calm above the heavens is His roof,
you worship him walkingly on earth

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