Al-Hariri of Basra, Arab Poet and Scholar

illustration by Yahya ibn Mahmud al-Wasiti from a
1237 manuscript of the 7th Maqāma of Al-Hariri

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Abū Muhammad al-Qāsim ibn Alī ibn Muhammad ibn Uthmān al-Harīrī
  • Known as: Al-Hariri of Basra
  • Birth: Unknown Date, 1054, Basra, Iraq
  • Death: September 10, 1122, Basra, Iraq
  • Language: Arabic
  • Who he was: Arab poet and scholar; Maqamat al-Hariri (The Assemblies of al-Hariri)

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