Ibn al-Rumi

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Ibn al-Rumi
ابن الرومي
Born21 June 836 [1]
Died13 July 896 (aged 60) [2]
EraMedieval era (Islamic Golden Age)
RegionIraq, Arab world, Muslim world
Main interests
Arabic poetry

Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Abbas ibn Jurayj (Arabic: أبو الحسن علي بن العباس بن جريج‎), also known as Ibn al-Rumi (born Baghdad in 836; died 896), was an Abbasid-era poet. By the age of twenty he earned a living from his poetry, which would culminate in his masterpiece Diwan, his many political patrons included the Tahirid ruler Ubaydallah ibn Abdallah ibn Tahir, Abbasid Caliph Al-Mu'tamid's minister the Persian Isma'il ibn Bulbul, and the politically influential Nestorian family Banu Wahb. He was a Shiite with Mutazilite leanings, he died of illness at the age of 59 although some[who?] have suggested that poison or suicide may have been the cause.


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol 1, p. 536. Edition I. 1964
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol 1, p. 536. Edition I. 1964
  • Gruendler, Beatrice (2003). Medieval Arabic Praise Poetry: Ibn Al-Rūmī and the Patron's Redemption. Routledge. ISBN 0-7007-1490-1.