Abd al-Hamid al-Katib

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Abd al-Hamid ibn Yahya al-Katib
Died AH 132 (749/750)[1]
Era Medieval era

Abd al-Hamid ibn Yahya al-Katib (Arabic: عبد الحميد بن يحيى الكاتب‎) was the secretary to the last Umayyad Caliph, Marwan II, and a supreme stylist of early Arabic prose.[2]


Cultivate the Arabic language so that you may speak correctly; develop a handsome script which will add luster to your writings; learn the poetry of the Arabs by heart; familiarize yourself with unusual ideas and expressions; read the history of the Arabs and the Persians, and remember their great deeds [3]