Abū Abdollāh Ja‘far ibn Moḥammad was born in Rudak, Khorasan (modern-day Tajikistan) hence his pen-name. He is considered the first major poet of the Persian cannon. He served in the court of Sāmānid ruler Nasr the Second (914–943) in Bukhara until he fell out of favor with the court, he eventually died in poverty. Among the many works attributed to him, little remains.
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