Definitions for "Abu Tammam"
Abu Tammam (Habib ibn Aus) (ca. 805 – ca. 845) was an Arab poet of the tribe of Tai (though some say he was the son of a Christian apothecary named Thaddeus, and that his genealogy was forged). He was born in Jasim (Josem), Syria, a place to the north-east of the Sea of Tiberias or near Manbij (Hierapolis). He seems to have spent his youth in Homs, though, according to one story, he was employed during his boyhood in selling water in a mosque in Cairo.