Ibn Sukkara (died 15 May 995) was a poet from Baghdad, who was active during the Buyid era. He is noted for his satirical verses. According to al-Tha'alibi (died 1038), Ibn Sukkara's diwan (collection of short poems) consisted of no less than 50,000 verses. However, it has not survived.[1]

Ibn Sukkara's biggest supporter was the Buyid vizier Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Muhallabi (died 963).[1]



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