Aban b. 'Abd al-Hamid al-Lahiqi (al-Raqashi) (Persian: ابان لاحقی) of Basra (c. 750–815 or 816) was an Persian court poet of the Barmakids in Baghdad. He set into Arabic verse popular stories of Indian and Persian origin. He was suspected of Manichaeism.
- Islamic Desk Reference – Page 1 E. J. Van Donzel – 1994 "Abd al-Hamid al-Lahiqi (al-Raqashi): Arabic poet in Baghdad; d. ca. 815. He was a court poet of the Barmakids, wrote panegyrics in praise of the 'Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid and versified popular stories of Indian and Persian origin."
- Religion, Learning and Science in the 'Abbasid Period – Page 499 M. J. L. Young, J. D. Latham, R. B. Serjeant – 1991 "to do so was Aban b. cAbd al-Hamld al-Lahiqi (132-200/750-815), who rendered it into 14,000 verses which he presented to Yahya b. Khalid al- Barmakl. It is regrettable that the version is lost save for seventy-six verses preserved by Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Yahya al-Suli in his Kitab al-Awraq. The following lines are typical of this interesting work: Hadha kitabu kadhibin wa-mihnah Wa-hwa "
- Maneka Gandhi, Ozair Husain The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names 2004 Page 1 "Aban bin 'Abdul Hamid al Lahiqi (died AD 816); son of Khalifah 'Usman, Aban bin 'Usmz'an bin 'Affam (died AD 723)"
- Samar Habib -Islam and Homosexuality – 2010 Volume 1 – Page 43 "Abu al-Faraj al-Isbahani (d. 967) records a notice in which the poet Aban b. 'Abd al-Hamid al- Lahiqi (d. 815) explains that his neighbor bought a young male slave and Aban fell in love with him. Although he conceals his love from the boy's "
- Walter Bruno Henning – Selected Papers: – Volume 1 – Page 543 1977 "Der des Manichaertums verdachtigte altere arabische Dichter Aban al-Lahiqi hat ja auch diese drei Themata behandelt. 2. Rudakis Kalila wa-Dimna und Sindbad sind in demselben Metrum (in kurzem Ramal) geschrieben wie die neue ..."
- Arabic Literature to the End of the Umayyad Period – Page 490 A. F. L. Beeston, T. M. Johnstone, R. B. Serjeant – 1983 "Thus the Persian man/li Aban b. 'Abd al-Hamid al-Lahiqi of Basra (d. 200/815-16), a protégé of the Barmakis and, like Ibn al-Muqaffa', suspected by some of gandaqah, produced a versified Kalilah n/a-Dimnah, much prized by the caliph Harfin ..."