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Waddah al-Yaman was a poet of the middle Umayyad period. 'Abd al-Rahman or ('Abd Allah) ibn Isma'il, 'the Bright from the Yemen', is said to have been of Southern Arabian origin or, according to others, to be descended from the Persians who had invaded South Arabia towards the end of the sixth centu...
Born on 1001 Died on 26 Mar, 1091
Wallada (known as Valada in Western scholarship), a princess of the Almohads, whose personal charms were not inferior to her talents, was renowned for her knowledge of poetry and rhetoric; her conversation was remarkable for its depth and brilliancy; and, in the academic contests of Cordoba, the cap...

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