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Famous Sūfī poet of South Arabia. Born into a celebrated family of scholars from Hadramawt (see al-Tayyib Bā Makhrama), he studied under the best 'ulamā' of his epoch, including his learned father, both in Hadramawt and Aden. Having mastered Islamic theology and law, he then turned to Sufism, and became one of its foremost exponents in Hadramawt, where he spent most of his life.