Ibn Hajjaj, the poet and eulogist of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.A.) and the Ahl al-Bayt(A.S.)
Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 27th of the Islamic month of Jamadi as-Sani in 391 AH, the poet and eulogist of the Prophet and the Ahl al-Bayt, Siraj Wahhaj Hussain bin Ahmad, popularly known as Ibn Hajjaj, passed away. As per his will he was laid to rest in Kazemain at the feet of the holy shrine of Imam Musa Kazem (AS), the 7th Infallible Successor of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).
The renowned poet and scholar Seyyed Razi, who has earned immortality for compiling the book “Nahj al-Balagha”, which is a collection of sermons, letters and aphorisms of the Prophet’s First Infallible Successor, Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (AS), composed a moving elegy at Ibn Hajjaj’s funeral.
Among the panegyrics of Ibn Hajjaj is the famous eulogy in praise of Imam Ali (AS), which begins with the verse “Ya Sahebat al-Qubbat al-Bayza fi’n-Najaf".