|Biographical detail : ||One of the greatest Arab classical poets of pre-Islamic traditions.
Jarir had a rivalry with al Farazdaq, another great poet, which lasted for forty years. The results were collected in Naqqaid. He had another poetical battle with al Akhtal.
Jarir was a favourite of the pious Caliph Umar II.
Jarir wrote elegies, odes, Qasidas, and epigrams. But his special skill laid in poems insulting his rivals.