Ibn al-Zaqqaq

For the Maliki scholar see Ali ibn Qasim al-Zaqqaq.

Ali ibn Attiya ibn al-Zaqqaq (علي إبن عطيّة إبن الزقّاق البلنسي اللخمي) (ca. 1100 Valencia - 1133 or 1134) was one of the great poets of Al-Andalus during the reign of the Almoravids.[1] He was an Arab from Banu Lakhm

The patrons of Ibn al-Zaqqaq were two Valencian families, a governor, a family of Almoravid dignitaries, probably the supreme Almoravid judge of the East and perhaps the Almoravid ruler Ali ibn Yusuf himself.[2]

Sueno de al Zaqqaq by Luis Delgado is a collection of the works of Ibn Al-Zaqqaq set to music.


  1. James T. Monroe, Hispano-Arabic poetry: a student anthology , p. 39
  2. María Rosa Menocal, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Michael Anthony Sells, The literature of Al-Andalus, Cambridge University Press, 2000, p. 224

Further reading

  • Poesías / Ibn Al-Zaqqāq ; edición y traducción en verso [del árabe] de Emilio García Gómez, Publicación Madrid : Instituto Hispano-Arabe de Cultura, 1986

  • Ibn al-Zaqqaq al-Balansi, Trad. Ramon Dachs i Josep Ramon Gregori, Robaiyat d'Ibn al-Zaqqaq de València (examples of his work plus trl. in Spanish) (retrieved September 15, 2010)
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