d. before 1790, and his son, AL-ḤĀJJ b. ʿALĪ w. ḤALĪB.
The father from al-Kanīsa seems to have been the first prominent poet of madāʾiḥ to have emerged among the Shāyqiyya. He was one of the teachers of Ḥājj al-Māḥī (q.v.) who noted his skill on the rabāba. Originally a worldly poet, he later turned to praise of the Prophet.
The following two poems are by the son.
Opens: al-Shōq lē al-fī Ṭayba.
In praise o…