Abu Al-Ala’ Al-Ma’arri (897-967A.D.)

An ascetic poet and philosopher and scholar in religions, creeds and beliefs of each sect at that time.  He was a brilliant historian and storyteller.  He called himself  “Prisoner in two prisons” for he was blind and for being in jail for some time.  His seventy books and divans [collection of poems] were translated  into many languages.

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