Muslim ibn al-Walid
Abu al-Walīd Muslim ibn al-Walīd al-Anṣārī (Arabic: أبو الوليد مسلم بن الوليد الأنصاري; c. 130 H/748 AD– 207 H/823 AD), also known as Ṣarī‘ al-Ghawānī (Arabic: صريع الغواني, "The One Knocked Down by the Fair"), was among the finest poets of the early Abbasid period, and mawla of the Ansar. As worded by Hilary Kilpatrick, he was patronized by Abbasid dignitaries, one of the first masters of the "refined" badiʿ style,[a] best known for wine and love songs, also composed panegyrics.
He gained favour by Al Fadl bin Sahl, a wazeer in the reign of the seventh Abbasid caliph al-Maʾmūn and was appointed as a postmaster in Jurjān (Gorgan in present-day Iran) by al-Maʾmūn and remained and later in Isfahan. He withdrew from poetry after Al Fadl was murdered and led a lonely life until his death. He is buried in Gorgan.
Edition and translationEdit
- Poetsgate.com: ديوان صريع الغواني (in Arabic)
- Kilpatrick, Hilary (2003). Making the Great Book of Songs: Compilation and the Author's Craft in Abû l-Faraj al-Isbahânî's Kitâb al-aghânî. Routledge. p. 337.
- Goldziher, Ignác; Somogyi, József (1959). A Short History of Arabic Literature. p. 57.
- Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature. 2. 1998. p. 557.
- Bonebakker, S. A. (1990). "Ibn al-Muʿtazz and Kitāb al-Badīʿ". Abbasid Belles Lettres. p. 396.
- Brockelmann, Carl (2017). History of the Arabic Written Tradition: Supplement Volume 1. p. 118.