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Al-Hutay'a complained of the disastrous effect of the policy of the Caliph Umar I. al-Khattab upon poets: by forbidding satire Umar made it difficult for poets to earn a living through eulogizing patrons and attacking their enemies. Islam also seemed to moderate, at least for a while, the tone fo fakhr (boasting): for instance, the author of the poem known as al-Yatima, Suwaid b. Abi Kahil (d. 684?) gratefully attributes the virtues of his tribe to God's work.
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