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Hammam Ibn Ghalib Al-Tamimi (Arabic: همام بن غالب; born 641 AD/20 AH died 728–730 AD/110-112 AH), more commonly known as Al-Farazdaq (الفرزدق) or Abu Firas (ابو فراس), was a 7th-century Arab poet and orator who was born in the Rashidun Caliphate of Umar and flourished during the Umayyad Caliphate. He had a great impact on the Arabic Language and it is said that “If it were not for Al-Farazdaq’s poetry, a third of the Arab language would not have been.” Born in Kazma to nobility, he was a member of Darim, one of the most respected tribes of the Bani Tamim; his mother was from the tribe of Dabba. His grandfather Saasa was a North Arabian Bedouin of great reputation – his father Ghalib followed the same nomadic lifestyle until the founding of Basra (636 AD/15 AH), and was famous for his generosity and hospitality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Al-Farazdaq has received more than 92,122 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Al-Farazdaq is the 2,162nd most popular writer (up from 2,582nd in 2019), the 211th most popular biography from Iraq (up from 223rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Iraqi Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 92k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.29

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Uhzūjah aʻlá al-nafaq
Arabic fiction

Page views of Al-Farazdaqs by language

Over the past year Al-Farazdaq has had the most page views in the with 119,195 views, followed by English (12,343), and Persian (7,647). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (865.19%), Italian (186.27%), and Indonesian (101.68%)


Among writers, Al-Farazdaq ranks 2,162 out of 7,302Before him are Charles de Brosses, Amrita Pritam, Eduard Uspensky, Paul Morand, Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail, and Ernst Robert Curtius. After him are Phan Bội Châu, Michel Leiris, Ka'b ibn Zuhayr, Isaac the Blind, Katsu Kaishū, and William of Moerbeke.

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Among people born in 641, Al-Farazdaq ranks 2Before him is Aban ibn Uthman.  Among people deceased in 728, Al-Farazdaq ranks 2Before him is Hasan al-Basri. After him are Ine of Wessex, and Jarir ibn Atiyah.

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In Iraq

Among people born in Iraq, Al-Farazdaq ranks 211 out of 384Before him are Seleucus of Seleucia (-190), Lipit-Ishtar (-1890), Yahya ibn Ma'in (775), Hisham ibn al-Kalbi (737), Al-Sharif al-Radi (970), and Abu Mansur al-Baghdadi (980). After him are Mashallah ibn Athari (740), Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer (1958), Ibn Wahshiyya (900), Aphrahat (280), Baha ad-Din ibn Shaddad (1145), and Abu'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī (1080).

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Among WRITERS In Iraq

Among writers born in Iraq, Al-Farazdaq ranks 15Before him are Ibn Sirin (653), Ibn Khallikan (1211), Ibn al-Nadim (1000), Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi (718), Al-Hariri of Basra (1054), and Al-Sharif al-Radi (970). After him are Aphrahat (280), Abu-l-'Atahiya (748), Al-Asmaʿi (740), Nazik Al-Malaika (1923), Karim Findi (1946), and Abdullah Goran (1904).