The names of three great poets adorn the Omayyad period: Akhtal, Farazdaq and Jarir were contemporaries (see separate articles).
Jarir of another branch of the Bani Tamim lived in Irak and courted the favour of Hajjaj, its governor.
The Naka'id of Jarir and al-Farazdaq, ed.
Thus for example the scholia on Jarir furnished him with a remarkable notice of the prevalence of Buddhist doctrine and asceticism in `Irak under the Omayyads.
In his reign flourished also the two celebrated rivals of Akhtal, Jarir and Farazdaq.