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Biographical Data :

Name :Jarir Ibn Atiyah Ibn Al Khatafa
Period :c650 - c729
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.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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