The greatest Arabic poet of Spain.
Ibn Zaydun's love for Walladah, the talented and beautiful daughter of the Caliph al Mustakfi, caused his downfall. After several years in prison and exile finally fortune and fame again smiled on him. Al Mutadid the Abbadid Caliph appointed him to the post of Grand Vizier and chief of the army and gave him the title Zual Wizaratayn, one of the two vizarats.
Ibn Zaydun was born Abu Al Walid Ahmad ibn Zaydun.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin