Rahman Baba

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||-||}Abdul Rahman Baba (1650–1715) () is popularly known as Rahman Baba (), as an Islamic poet of Afghanistan, and remains the most popular poet among the Pashtuns.
  Sampson, Robert. "Abdu'l Rahmān Bābā: The Legacy of His
  Poetry in Expressing Divergent Islamic Theology in Pushtūn
  Society." M.A. Thesis, University of Nottingham, 2003.
  Sampson, Robert. "The Poetry of Rahman Baba: The Gentle Side
  of Pushtun Consciousness." Central Asia 52 (2003): 213–228.


Rahman's lineage

Rahman was a member of the Khalil Muhmand (Bahader Kalay) sub-tribe of Pukhtuns, a group which originally migrated from Kandahar to the Peshawar valley, from the 13th to the 16th century. He grew up in a small pocket of Mohmand settlers on the outskirts of Peshawar.
  Rahman Baba, Abdu'l, Robert Sampson, and Momin Khan. The
  Poetry of Rahman Baba: Poet of the Pukhtuns. Translated by
  Robert Sampson and Momin Khan. Peshawar: University Book
  Agency, 2005.
Rahman apparently lived peacefully in the area, and never mentions his involvement in the fierce inter-tribal conflicts of his day.

Opinion is divided about Rahman's family background.
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