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Hassan Ibn Thabit

HASSAN IBN THABIT (died 674), Arabian poet, was born in Yathrib (Medina), a member of the tribe Rhazraj. In his youth he travelled to Hira and Damascus, then settled in Medina, where, after the advent of Mahomet, he accepted Islam and wrote poems in defence of the prophet. His poetry is regarded as commonplace and lacking in distinction.

His diwan has been published at Bombay (1864), Tunis (1864) and Lahore (1878). See H. Hirschfeld's "Prolegomena to an edition of the Diwan of Hassan " in Transactions of Oriental Congress (London, 1892). (G. W. T.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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