Ibn Sahl, Abu Isḥāq Ibrāhīm
IBN SAHL, ABU ISḤĀQ IBRĀHĪM
IBN SAHL, ABU ISḤĀQ IBRĀHĪM (d. c. 1259/60), poet. He converted to *Islam during the *Almohad persecution, but reconverted to Judaism after the Christian conquest of Seville in 1248. Part of his biography is to be found in al-Maqqarī (tr. by P. de Gayangos, 1 (1840), 158ff.). His poems in Arabic are mostly of religious content and some are in the form of muwashshaḥ (odes or poems using strophic form with a refrain; the last refrain is sometimes in slang or a foreign language). Three editions of the poems appeared (1875, 1885, and Beirut, 1885). The Muslim publisher Ḥasan ibn Muhammad al-ʿAţţār prefaced the poems with a detailed biography of the author.
Hajji Khalifa, Lexicon bibliographicum, 3 (1842), 241; Steinschneider, in: jqr, 11 (1898/99), 315.