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Rakūnīyah, Ḥafṣah bint al-Ḥājj, -1190 or 1191


  • [In the royal court of Granada she met the poet Abu Jafar ibn Said, of the Banu Said lineage, with whom she began an affair public in 1154. The situation was complicated in 1156, when Prince Abu Said Uthman, Almohad governor Granada and son of the Caliph Abd Al Mumin, fell in love with Hafsa. At first, she rejected the governor, but eventually became his lover, perhaps tired Abu's whims or the prince's pressure on her or her family. Hafsa continued seeing Abu secretly, and Abu who had been friend and secretary to the prince began to write satire about him. Eventually the prince jailed Abu and finally had him crucified in 1163 in Málaga, Spain. Knowing she was responsible, Hafsa retired from the court, went into morning, stopped writing and focused on teaching. In 1184, she accepted an invitation to become the teacher of the Almohad princesses in Marrakech and lived there until her death in 1191.--Poetasandaluces WWW site accessed November 14, 2013.]

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  • Variants

    • Ḥafṣah bint al-Ḥājj al-Rakūnīyah, -1190 or 1191
    • Rakūnīyah, Ḥafṣah bint al-Ḥājj, d. 1190 or 91
    • Rukūnīyah, Ḥafṣah bint al-Ḥājj, -1190 or 1191
    • Hafsa Bint al-Hayy Al Rakuniyya, -1190 or 1191
    • Rakuniyya, Hafsa Bint al-Hayy al -1190 or 1191
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1135
    • Death Date

        (edtf) [1190,1191]
    • Birth Place

        Granada, Spain
    • Death Place

        Marrakech, Morocco
    • Associated Locale

        Spain
    • Gender

        female
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Rakūnīyah, Ḥafṣah bint al-Ḥājj, d. 1190 or 91
  • Sources

    • found: Giocomo, L. di. Ḥafṣa bint al-Ḥājj, 1949.
    • found: Ziriklī(Ḥafṣah al-Rakūnīyah; Ḥafṣah bint al-Ḥājj al-Rakūnīyah al-Andalusīyah; d. 586/1190)
    • found: La perla de Granadapage [4] of cover (Hafsa Bint al-Hayy)
  • General Notes

    • [In the royal court of Granada she met the poet Abu Jafar ibn Said, of the Banu Said lineage, with whom she began an affair public in 1154. The situation was complicated in 1156, when Prince Abu Said Uthman, Almohad governor Granada and son of the Caliph Abd Al Mumin, fell in love with Hafsa. At first, she rejected the governor, but eventually became his lover, perhaps tired Abu's whims or the prince's pressure on her or her family. Hafsa continued seeing Abu secretly, and Abu who had been friend and secretary to the prince began to write satire about him. Eventually the prince jailed Abu and finally had him crucified in 1163 in Málaga, Spain. Knowing she was responsible, Hafsa retired from the court, went into morning, stopped writing and focused on teaching. In 1184, she accepted an invitation to become the teacher of the Almohad princesses in Marrakech and lived there until her death in 1191.--Poetasandaluces WWW site accessed November 14, 2013.]
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    • 1992-04-20: new
    • 2013-11-21: revised
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