Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad bin Aḥmad al-Warghi
(Arabic: محمد الورغي), (circa 1713 – 1776) was a Tunisian writer and poet in the 18th century. Belonged to the tribe of Warghah
, which was settling near the city of Kef
in the south, or said to be on the border of Tunisia and Algeria.
Al-Warghi was educated and taught during the reign of Ali Bey I
, and was his court poet. His Eulogy poetry is divided between Ali Bey I
and Ali II
Cover book of Maqamat al-Warghi wa Rasa'iluhu (Maqamat of al-Warghi and his letters) by Mahmoud Rebaï, Published in Tunis, by al-Dar al-Tunisiyah lil-Nashr, 1972.
Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Wrghi was born in the village of Wargha, located at Jabal Warghahh between the village of Al-Tuwairf and the city of El Kef
, around 1707–1713. He first joined the Madrasahs
and learned the Qur'an, fiqh, history, modern sciences, logic, Arabic linguistics at the Al-Zaytuna Mosque
in Tunis. Then, He sat down to teach at Al-Zaytouna Mosque later, and worked as a writer in the office of Ali Bey I
. He was imprisoned in 1755 during the reign of Muhammad I ar-Rashid
and died in 1776.
- ^ Shawqi Daif. تاريخ الأدب العربي [Literary History of Arabic] (in Arabic). Dar al-Ma'arif. p. 235.
- ^ al-Zirikli, Khair al-Din. al-Aʻlām (in Arabic). 6. Beirut: Dar Al Malayin. p. 15.
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