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Taqi al-Din ‘Ali ibn al-Maghribi

Taqi al-Din ‘Ali ibn al-Maghribi was a poet of Baghdad known for his sophisticated obscenity and absurd wit. A collection of his poems was made, and his prose treatise on love (entitled The Epistle of the Two Luminaries) is remembered, but they exist in fragments now, mostly in biographical dictionaries. Ibn al-Maghribi died in 1285.

Muwashshaḥa Qalandariyya

Taqi al-Din ‘Ali ibn al-Maghribi was a poet of Baghdad known for his sophisticated obscenity and absurd wit. A collection of his poems was made, and his prose treatise on love (entitled The Epistle of the Two Luminaries) is remembered, but they exist in fragments now, mostly in biographical dictionaries. Ibn al-Maghribi died in 1285.

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