Posted on 05/19/2012 by __socrates

LABID لبيد
The son of Rabi’ah ibn Ja’far al-‘Amiri, a celebrated poet in the time of Muhammad who embraced Islam, and who is said to have died at al-Kufah at the advanced age of 157 years. The Prophet is related to have said, “The truest words ever uttered by a poet are those of Labid,- ‘Know that everything is vanity but God'” (Mishkat, book xxxii. ch. x. pt. 1.) [POETRY.]

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam