Abdul Ghafar al-Akhras

Abdul Ghafar al-Akhras (Arabic: عبد الغفار الأخرس)( 1804 - 1873 ) titled al-Akhras ('mute')[clarification needed], was an Ottoman poet and calligrapher, born in Mosul who moved to live in Baghdad.[1] He attended the seminar of Mahmud al-Alusi (Mufti of Ottoman Iraq). During his life in Baghdad, al-Akhras was an enemy of "Omar bin Ramadan al-Hiti" another poet and calligrapher. They satirized each other.[2]

Abdul Ghafar al-Akhras
عبد الغفار الأخرس
Personal
Born1804
Died1873
Resting placeBasra
ReligionIslam
DenominationSunni Islam
Notable work(s)Collection of poems
Occupationpoet, calligrapher

Al-Akhras authored many famous jokes and proverbs. He wrote "Abdul Ghani Al Jamil's collection of poems". Al-Akhras, Mohammed Saeed Al-Habboubi, and Abdul Baqi Al-Omari are considered the best 19th century Ottoman-Iraqi poets. He was buried in Basra in 1875.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "عبد الغفار الاخرس". uobabylon.edu.iq. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ "ÚÈÏ ÇáÛÝÇÑ ÇáÃÎÑÓ - ÈæÇÈÉ ÇáÔÚÑÇÁ - ÈæÇÈÊß Åáì ÚÇáã ÇáÔÚÑ - Poetsgate". poetsgate.com. Archived from the original on 21 March 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015.