Aban al-Lahiqi

Aban b. 'Abd al-Hamid al-Lahiqi (al-Raqashi) (Persian: ابان لاحقی) of Basra (c. 750–815 or 816) was a Persian[1] court poet of the Barmakids in Baghdad. He set into Arabic verse popular stories of Indian and Persian origin.[2][3][4][5] He was suspected of Manichaeism.[6][7]


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  2. ^ Islamic Desk Reference – Page 1 E. J. Van Donzel – 1994 "Abd al-Hamid al-Lahiqi (al-Raqashi): Arabic poet in Baghdad; d. ca. 815. He was a court poet of the Barmakids, wrote panegyrics in praise of the 'Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid and versified popular stories of Indian and Persian origin."
  3. ^ Religion, Learning and Science in the 'Abbasid Period – Page 499 M. J. L. Young, J. D. Latham, R. B. Serjeant – 1991 "to do so was Aban b. cAbd al-Hamld al-Lahiqi (132-200/750-815), who rendered it into 14,000 verses which he presented to Yahya b. Khalid al- Barmakl. It is regrettable that the version is lost save for seventy-six verses preserved by Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Yahya al-Suli in his Kitab al-Awraq. The following lines are typical of this interesting work: Hadha kitabu kadhibin wa-mihnah Wa-hwa "
  4. ^ Maneka Gandhi, Ozair Husain The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names 2004 Page 1 "Aban bin 'Abdul Hamid al Lahiqi (died AD 816); son of Khalifah 'Usman, Aban bin 'Usmz'an bin 'Affam (died AD 723)"
  5. ^ Samar Habib -Islam and Homosexuality – 2010 Volume 1 – Page 43 "Abu al-Faraj al-Isbahani (d. 967) records a notice in which the poet Aban b. 'Abd al-Hamid al- Lahiqi (d. 815) explains that his neighbor bought a young male slave and Aban fell in love with him. Although he conceals his love from the boy's "
  6. ^ Walter Bruno Henning – Selected Papers: – Volume 1 – Page 543 1977 "Der des Manichaertums verdachtigte altere arabische Dichter Aban al-Lahiqi hat ja auch diese drei Themata behandelt. 2. Rudakis Kalila wa-Dimna und Sindbad sind in demselben Metrum (in kurzem Ramal) geschrieben wie die neue ..."
  7. ^ Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period – Page 490 A. F. L. Beeston, T. M. Johnstone, R. B. Serjeant – 1983 "Thus the Persian man/li Aban b. 'Abd al-Hamid al-Lahiqi of Basra (d. 200/815-16), a protégé of the Barmakis and, like Ibn al-Muqaffa', suspected by some of gandaqah, produced a versified Kalilah n/a-Dimnah, much prized by the caliph Harfin ..."