Author

Muhammad ibn Sa'd ibn Mani' al-Baghdadi

Arab historian

784   -   845

country of citizenship: Abbasid Caliphate
language of expression: Arabic
occupation: scribe, muhaddith, historian
student of: Yahya ibn Ma'in, Al-Waqidi

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Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Sa‘d ibn Manī‘ al-Baṣrī al-Hāshimī kātib al-Wāqidī or simply Ibn Sa'd (Arabic: ابن سعد‎) and nicknamed "Scribe of Waqidi" (Katib al-Waqidi), was a scholar and Arabian biographer. Ibn Sa'd was born in 784 CE (168 AH) and died in 845 CE (230 AH). Ibn Sa'd was from Basra, but lived mostly in Baghdad, hence the nisba al-Basri and al-Baghdadi respectively. He is said to have died at the age of 62 in Baghdad and was buried in the cemetery of the Syrian gate. Ibn Sa'd was also a proponent of the Muʿtazila doctrine of the created Quran and supported the king Al-Ma'mun's stance on the matter.
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