Brockelmann on the Histories of Mohammed

This page consists of a translation of the material about the Prophet Mohammed, taken from the second edition of Carl Brockelmann's Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (1941), vol. 1.  Unfortunately this refers back to the volumes of supplements to the first edition.  I have therefore translated these sections where necessary.  In many cases the two entries cannot be merged, and so appear here as duplicates.

Brockelmann abbreviates rather too aggressively, and I have expanded some of his abbreviations where I could work out what they were.  'K' for instance means "Cairo", and generally precedes the number of a manuscript.  But in other cases I have been baffled, and forced to leave the entries as they are.

Much of the literature listed can be found online.  I have added a section of material of that kind which I have been able to find.

Notes by me are in square brackets [].  I have not always been able to decrypt the German - these bits are left in the original, with yellow background.




General bibliography

Josef Horovitz (d. 1931), The earliest Biographies of the Prophet and their authors, Islamic Culture: The Hyderabad Quarterly Review.  Vol. 1 (1927), pp. 535-59, vol. 2 (1928), p.22-50, 164-82, 415-526. 

[From the internet]

This material is a translation by M. Pickthall from the unpublished German of Horovitz. See http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/index.html.en for “Islamic Culture” 1927 and 1928]

F. Wüstenfeld, Die Geschichtschreiber der Araber und ihre Werke, Abhandlungen der Kgl. Ges. d. Wiss. zu Göttingen, vols. 28 and 29, (1882-1883) (cited as “Wüst.”).   http://www.archive.org/details/diegeschichtschr01wsuoft

HḪ = Haji Khalikan...   (Add details here)

1. Mūsā b. `Oqba al-Asadi, Imām al-mağāzī,  d. 141 AH / 758 AD.

The largest part of the life of Mūsā b. `Oqba b. a. 'l-`Aiyāš al-Asadī, who had the honorary title of Imām al-Mağāzī, fell within the Ummayad period.  He was a freedman of the family of Zubair b. al-`Auwām in Medīna and died in 141/758.

Wüstenfeld. No. 21.

 K. al-Mağazī, collected by Yū. b. M. b. `O. b. Qādī Šuhba, died 789/1387. HḪ vol. V, 647,12464, Berl. 1554.

S. E. Sachau, Das Berliner Fragment des M. b. `U.,  SBBA, 1904, XI.

[From the internet]

Musa b. `Ukba, ed. Sachau, Das Berliner Fragment des Musa Ibn 'Ukba. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der altesten arabischen Geschichtslitteratur, in Sitzungsberichte der Pruss. Akad. der Wissensch. 1904, p.445-470.  The fragment may not be genuine, however]

2.  Abū `Al. M. b. Ishāq b. Yasār. 

[From Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.205]  

Abu `Al. M. b. Ishāq b. Yasār was the grandson of an Iraqi, who along with others of his country was held in custody by the Persian king as a hostage in Nuqaira near `Ain at-Tamr, after the fall of the town in 12 AH was taken to Medina as a slave and freed by the family of Qais b. Mahrama. He was born around 85/704 and devoted himself to the study of the tradition, which he completed in Egypt in 115 AH/ 733 AD. Returning hime, he completed his biography of Mohammed, which is therefore based entirely on the tradition of Medina.  This drew upon him the enmity of Mālik b. Anas, who suspected him of Shi-ite and Qadarite opinions.  In consequence he was forced to emigrate from Iraq in 132 / 749.  In al-Hāšimīya he gave the caliph al-Mansur a copy of his work (1), and then, according to Raiy and Hess (?), addressed himself to the crown prince al-Mahdi, and finally settled in Baghdad, where he died in 150 or 151/767 or 768.

[1].  The statement of al-Khatib vol. 1, 221, 3, that he wrote his work on behalf of the caliph for the crown prince al-Mahdi, and later abbreviated it, is probably a legend.  The recension referred to, by Salama b. Fadl, comes from Raiy.  See Fück, p.33. n. 49.

Bibliography:  b. Sa`d VII, 2, 67, b. Qutaiba, Ma`ārif  247, Fihrist 92, al-Haṭīb, Ta'r. Bagdad I, 214-34, Yaqūt, Irš. V, 399, b. Hall. No. 623, ad-Dahabī, Mīzan III, 21, b. Hağar, Tahdīb IX, 247. J. Fück, M. b. I. Frankfurt am Main (1925), A. Amīn Duha `l-Islām II, 328-333.

His work was divided into three [two] parts:

1. k. al-Mubtada' (al-mabda') waqisas al-atibiya' (see al-Halabi Sīra II 235). b. Hišām put to one side the material up to the immediate ancestor of the Prophet Ibrahim, but Tabari has given large extracts from it in his Chronicle and  his Tafsīr, as have al- Azraqī (see p. 137) and al-Muṭahhar b. Tāhir (Ps. Balkhī ed. Huart)  (1).

(1)  Also based on M. b. I. was the history of Mecca, cited by as-Sarrāğ, al-Luma` 22, 12.

On 1. k. al-Mubtada‘ (Mabda‘) see al-Maqrīzī, Khitat, vol. II, p. 79, pu (Salomo as inventor of bathing).

2. k. Sirat rasul allāh wal-mağāzi (k. al-mab`at wal-mağazī), which, apart from the recension of b. Hišam, is mainly known to us through extracts in Tabari.  The recension of Yunus b. Bukair (d. 199/814) is found in Fas, Qar. 727  (2).

2. This is probably also the source for the recent report by A. Amīn, Duha `l-islām II, 330, that an exemplar of b. Ishāq has be discovered in the Mağrib.  An unknown recension is cited by al-Māwardī, al-Āhkam as-sulṭānīya (ed. Enger) 65, 1 as a history Mushaf al-mağāzī, which is much abbreviated in b. Hišām 677; likewise 65/6 more detailed in b. Hiš. 561, 67/8 more detailed than b. H. 841.

[From the internet]

The life of Muhammad : a translation of Ishaq's Sirat rasul Allah, with introduction and notes by A. Guillaume.  London : Oxford University Press, 1955.  xlvii, 813p ; 22cm. http://www.archive.org/details/IbnIshaq-SiratRasulAllah-translatorA.Guillaume

3.  M. `Abdalmalik b. Hišām b. Aiyūb al-Ḥimyarī al-Baṣrī, d. 834.

The work of b. Ishāq is only known to us in the edition of  M. `Abdalmalik b. Hišām b. Aiyūb al-Ḥimyarī al-Baṣrī, who read it with Ziyād b. `Al. in Kūfa. He later lived in Fustat and died on 13. Rabī` II 218/8.5.834, according to others 213.

Wüstenfeld. 48.

1. Das Leben Muhammeds nach M. b. I. bearbeitet von A. b. H. ed. F. Wüstenfeld, Göttingen 1858/60, translated G. Weil, Stuttgart 1864. On the manuscripts, see Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.206, and 944 [given as 3a in this internet page], BDMG 11, Asaf. I, 870,317/8, new edition by M. as-Saqqā` al-Abyārī and A. Šabbī, Cairo, 1936, by M. Muḫyiddīn `Abdalḫamīd, Cairo, 1937, 4 vols.

Extracts:

a) By `Imādaddīn A. b. Ibr. al-Wāsiṭī, died 711/1311 (II, 162), see Suppl. and Berl. 9506/7, Šehīd `Alī 1894.

b) anonym Br. Mus. 1489. Pers. translation. Bull. de St. Petersbourg I, 361, No. 44. see P. Brönnle, Die Commentatoren des Ibn Isḫāq und ihre Scholien, Diss. Halle 1895.  

2. K. at-Tiğān, biblical and southern arabian legends, see M. Lidzbarski, De propheticis, quae dicuntur, legendis arabicis, diss. Lipsiae 1893, p. 5 ff. ZA VIII, 271ff.

3. Abu M. `Abdalmalik b. Hišam, d. 13 Rabi` II, 218/8. 5. 834.

[This is the version of the same entry from Brockelmann's supplement vol. I, p.206-7] 

b. Khall. de Slane II, 128, al-Yafi`i Mir. al-ğ. II, 77, Suyūṭī, Bugya 315.[K. = Kairo]

1. Sīratu M. rasuli 'llāh ed. Wüstenfeld, anastatic reprint, Leipzig 1899.  Manuscripts: Būlāq 1259, 1295, Cairo 1324 (with notes by Mahmūd al-ṭahṭāwī), 1347 in the margin of b. Qaiyim al-Ğauzīyas Zād al-ma`ad, Cairo 1329, 1347 (as well as the manuscripts known to W. see also Leiden 861, Paris 1948-50, 5803, British Museum Suppl. 503, Ambrosianus 347 (RSO VII, 565), 369 (eb. 591), B. 12 (eb. IV, 95), Esc.2 1687, Köpr. 1140 (see Horovitz, MSOS X, 14), Selim Aga 797/8, Mosul, D. 54, 108, Dam. `Um. 87, 223).

Scholarship: a. `Ar. b. `A1. as-Suhailī (st. 581/1185, s. S. 413) ar-Raud al-unuf al-bāsim Berl. 9564/5, Br. Mus. 1267, Leipz. 17, Strassburg Spitta 8, Brill-Houtsma 1100, 2218/9, Paris 1960-3, Br. Mus. Suppl. 504/7, Ambr. H. 67 (ZDMG 69, 75), in Stambul Rescher MO VII, 110ff, in Brussa ZDMG 68, 56, Dam. `Um. 81,13, 14, Fās, Qar. 600, 692. Printed Cairo 1911, 2 vols (RSO VI, 823); Die Kommentare des Suhailī und des Abu Darr zu den Uhudgedichten in der Sīra des b. H. ed. by A. Schaade, Leipzig (Semitic Studies III, 2) 1920;

Extracts: al-Isāra ilā sīrat al-Musṭafā wā'ātār man ba`dahū min al-khulafā', Münch. 448, polemical commentary by Muğlaṭā'ī b. Qilic (st. 762/1361, see II, 48) az-Zahr al-basim fī sīrat a. 'l-Q. Leid. 864; b.v, Abū Darr Mus`ab b. M. b. Mas`ūd (st. 604/1207, see Suyūṭī Buğya 392) Dam. `Um. 81,12: Commentary on I. H.'s Biography of M. according to Abū Darrs Mss. in Berlin, Gotha and Esc. ed. P. Brönnle (Mo­numents of Arabic Philology I, II), Cairo 1911. Versified by Fath b. Mūsā al- Mağribī (st. 663/1264, Suyūṭī, Buğya 372), anon.

Extracts: al-Wusūl ila 's-sul fī nazm sīrat ar-rasūl, Cairo2 V, 406.

Extracts from the Sīra of A. b. Ibr. al-Wāsiṭī (st. 711/1311, see II, 162, see Ed. Wüst. XLVI, L ff) Gött. Ar. 86, Leid. 862, Yeni 898, Selīm Aga 404; v. `A1. b. al-imām al-Mu'aiyad billāh Ya. (s. II, 186), Khulasat as-sīra an-nabawīya Bankipore XV 1009; shortened Persian translation see Storey, Pers. Lit. II 173;

2. k. at-Tīğān lima`rifat mulūk az-zamān, (fī akhbār Qahṭān) s.S. 180, Berl. 9735, Br. Mus. Suppl. 578, Tunis 4953 `Ašir Ef. 691, Cairo2 V 48, Dam. Z. 72, 12, Āsāf. I, 196, 647, Bankipore XV 1095, Sbath JRAS 1925, 507, Hyderabad 1342, see Krenkow, The two oldest books on Arabic Folklore, Islamic Culture II, No. 1, 1928.

[From Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.944 – addition to above] 

P. 206, Z. 4. Horovitz, Die poetischen Einlagen in der Sīra, Islca II, 308.

3. 1. also `Um. 41, Yenī 856, II, 242, Šehīd `A. 1886, 1889, 1890, 1892, Āsaf. II, 870,1,17,18. — ar-Raud al-unuf Šehīd `A. 1872/4, Yenī 852,3, As`ad 2128. — Extract by al-Wāsiṭī Berl. 9506/7, Šehīd `A. 1894.

[From the internet]

[http://www.archive.org/details/sirat-ibn-hisham-vol-1
http://www.archive.org/details/SiratIbnHisham - English translation, abridged]

3a. Abu Ma`shar Nāğih b. `Ar. as-Sindī

[This entry is from Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.207]  

3a. Abu Ma`shar Nāğih b. `Ar. as-Sindī was born in Yemen, probably of Indian origin, as his defective use of Arabic indicates.  During the uprising of Yezīd b. al-Muhallab he was taken prisoner and became a slave in the possession of Makhzūmitin Umm Mūsā bint al-Maisūr, who later set him free. He then lived in Medina and in 160/776 was summoned to Baghdad by al-Mahdī; there he died in 170/786.

Fihrist I, 93, al-Khatīb, Ta'r. Bagdad XIII, 427-31, ad-Dahabī, Tadk. al-Huffāz I, 1212, 2216, b. Tağr. K. II 66, Wüstenfeld, Gesch. No. 33, Sachau, Einl. zu b. Saad IIIa, XXVII, MSOS 1904, 8ff.

His k. al-Mağāzī is only known to us from quotations in al-Wāqidī and b. Sa`d; Tabarī also refers to him for biblical history and for reckoning dates, even in his own time, because the tradition of the Hiğäz given by him was more reliable at this point than that of Iraq.

4. al-Waqidi

4. Abū `Al. M. b. `O. al-Wāqidī, born 130/ 747 in Medīna, was instrumental in a grain trading concern, but through mismanagement he got into such debt that he had to leave the town. In Baghdad, where he arrived in 180/796, the Vizier Ya. b. Ḥālid al-Barmakī gave him the means to settle his affairs, and entrusted him with the office of Qādī over the east side of the town. Al-Ma'mūn then placed him in the same capacity in the part of the town known as `Askar al-Mahdī, later ar-Ruṣāfa, where after 4 years he died on 11. Du '1-Ḥ. 207/28.4.823.

Yāqūt, Irsād VII 55/8 1), Wüst. 43.

[1]. According to at-Tūsī, Fihrist 23, some Shiites claim that the real author of the work was Ibr. b. M. b. a. Ya. a. Ishāq al-Madanī, who died 184/800 or 191/806, whose work was appropriated by al-Waqidi.

1. K. al-Mağāzi, History of Muhammeds Campaigns by Aboo Abdollah Mohammed bin Omar al-Wakidy, ed. by A. Kremer (Bibl. Ind.) Calcutta 185 (incomplete); Muhammed in Medina, das ist Vakidis Kitab al Maghazi in verkürzter deutscher Wiedergabe ed. by J. Wellhausen, Berlin 1882.

[From the internet]

Main author: Muhammad ibn 'Umar, al-Wakidi.
Title details: History of Muhammad's campaigns / by Aboo 'Abd Ollah Mohammad 'bin omar Al-Wa´kidy; edited by Alfred von Kremer.
Series: Bibliotheca Indica
Published: Calcutta : Baptist Mission Press, 1856.
Physical desc.: 12,40,[439]p.
http://books.google.com/books?id=D__fAAAAMAAJ

2. Tafsir al-Qor‘ān, used by at-Ta`ālibī, d. 428/1037, Br. Mus. 832.

Numerous Futūḫ books were extracted from al-Waqidi and especially during the crusades, in order to motivate those fighting for Islam:

a. The Conquest of Syria, commonly adscribed to a. `Al. M. b. `O. al-W., ed. with Notes by W. Nassau Lees, I-III (Bibl. Ind.) Calcutta 1854/62 [http://www.archive.org/details/conquestofsyria00muhauoft ], Futūh as-Sham, Cairo 1278, 1282, 1296, 1302, 1304, 1309, 1315, 1348, see D. B. Haneberg, Erörterungen über Pseudo-W.'s Gesch. der Eroberung Syriens, Abh. d. Akad. zu München, philos. philolog. Cl. Bd. IX (1860) 1863 p. 127 ff, de Goeje, Memoire sur la conquete de la Syrie, Leyde 1864. [http://books.google.com/books?id=KxscAAAAMAAJ]

b. Auctoris incerti liber de expugnatione Memphidis et Alexandriae vulgo adscriptus Wakidaeo, ed. H. A. Ha- maker, Lugd. Bat. 1825, Futūh Misr, Calcutta 1277 (Euting 3261).

c. Libri Wakedii de Mesopotamiae expugnatae hist., p. I, ed. G. H. A. Ewald, Gottingae 1827. Geschichte der Eroberung von Mesopotamien und Armenien von M. b. cO. el W. aus dem Arab. übers, v. B. G. Niebuhr, ed. A. D. Mordtmann, Hamburg 1847.

d. Futūh al-Bahnasā Berl. Brill M. 188, Cairo 1278, 1280, 1290, 1305, written by a. `Al. M. b. M. al-Maqqarī (al-Mu`izz? v. Dyck 293), Br. Mus. 293, Havn. 138.

e. Futūh al-īfriqiya, see supplement, see René Basset, Le livre des conquetes de l'Afrique et du Maghreb, Mel. Ch. de Harlez, 26/34.

Finally there is also a biography of the Prophet attributed to him, of which 35 extracts on is early life and the period before his appearance as prophet in ms. Berl. 9548, see Horovitz, MSOS, West-as. St II, 254.

[From Brockelmann's supplement 1, p.207-8]

Abū `Al. M. b. `O. al-Wāqidi came to Baghdad in 180/796, and became Kadi in the east side of the city and by al-Ma'mūn was made `Askar al-Mahdī (d. i. ar- Ruṣāfa).  He renounced his Shi’ite sentiments, according to Taqīya (see Goldziher, ZDMG 60, 221) in his works (see Horovitz, zu Ibn Saad II, 1, 127, 15).

Fihrist 98, b. Saad V 314-21, al-HaṬīb, Ta'r. Bagdad III, 3-21, b. Qotaiba, Ma`ārif 176, as-Sam`ānī, Ansāb 577b, Yāqut, Irš. V, 55-8, b. Farhūn, Dībāğ K. 230, ad-Dahabī, Tadk. al-Huff. I, 317/8, b.Tagr. year 596, b. Hağar, Tahd. IX, 363-8, Suyūṭī, Ṭab. al-Huff. I, 74, al-Yafi`ī, Mir. al- ğan. II, 36-8, b. al-`Imād, Šad. ad-dah. II, 18.

1. K. al-Mağāzī in the recension of a. `O. b. al-`Abbās b. M. b. Haiyawaih al-Makkī (4th c.), Vienna 881, British Museum II, 419, Suppl. 502, see J. Horovitz, de W. libro, qui K. al-M. inscribitur, Berolini 1898, for a fragment of a Persian translation see Storey Pers. Lit. II, 173. Excerpt Ta`līq min mağāzi '1-W. by A. b. `A. b. Hağar (d. 852/1449, see vol. II, 67) Cairo2 V, 143, 369 1);

1) The supposed fragment of Mağāzī, in ms. Berlin 9548, is a later piece of work, see Horovitz MSOS II, 254.

2. k. Ṭa`m an-nabī, on the description of dates and grains in Khaibar, cited by b. Saad VIII 32, 19;

3. k. as-Sawā'if, cited b. `Asākir I, 90, 1;

4. A pseudepigraphical Maulid an-nabī Dam. Z. 75, 74;

5. k. ar-Ridda, HH V, 87, Bankipore XV 1042;

6. Kutub al-Futūh, already mentioned as widely popular books by A. Tammām, Dīwān 182, 6, Abu Hilāl al-`Askari and al-Gāninn in b. al- Aṭīr, al-Matal as-sā'ir 332;

7a. Futūh aš-Ša'm, mss.: British Museum Suppl. 521/2, and Cairo 1278, 1296, 1302, 1304, 1315, 1348, Bombay 1297/8, Cawnpore 1892, Calcutta 1854, 1861. (Related is the Muhtasar F. aš-Š, by A. Ism. M. b. `Al. al-Azdī al-Basrī, Paris 1664/5, ed. W. Nassau Lees, Bibl. Ind. 1854, Persian translation by Dorn, Histoire des Afghans, I, XIII, see M. J. de Goeje, Mémoire sur les F. aš-Š. attribué à Abou Ism. al-B., Leyden 1864), Turkish translation by M. al-Čarkasī in 1081/1670AD, Vienna 903, see Sādiq wa Mu'aiyad, Stambul 1302, see Köprülüzāde in Türkīyāt Macmuasi I, 9 n. 2; Urduüb. Lucknow 1286 (Cat. Munšī Nawalkešor 271).

7b. Futūh Misr again British Museum Suppl. 523/4;

[Item 7c seems to be missing from the supplement]

7d. Futūh Bahnasā again Berlin 9096, 3, Gotha 1607, 2 (other mss listed there), Münch. 401, Paris 1690-2, Br. Mus. 151, Suppl. 525, Alger 1604, AS 3333, Cairo2 IV, 77 V, 96, Bank. XV 1041, printed from Cairo 1305, X311, trad. par E. Galthier Mém. Inst. Franç. XXII, Le Caire 1909, see Ibn Ishāq al Umawi, Futūh Misr wa'a`mālhā `alā aidi 's-sahāba in Futūh aš-Šā'm, Cairo 1275, 1302;

7e. Futūh al-Ifrīqiya. mss: Breslau University 209, Gotha 1695, 880/1, Paris 1871-81, Cambridge Br. 718, Alger 1612, 4, Fās, Qar. 1315, ed. `Ar. as-Sandīlī Tunis 1315;

7f. Futūh al-`Ağam wal-`Irāq. mss: Gotha 1604 (other mss listed there), ind. Druck 1287, 1297; Futūh al-islām bibilād al-`Ağam wa Ḫurāsān, Cairo 1891/1309.

[From the internet]

[Rizwi Faizer, The Life of Muhammad: Al-Waqidi's Kitab al-Maghazi (Routledge Studies in Classical Islam), 2010. ISBN: 978-0415574341.  608 pages. http://www.amazon.com/Life-Muhammad-Al-Waqidis-al-Maghazi-Routledge/dp/041557434X ]

[Imam al-Waqidi; Mawlana Sulayman al-Kindi (translator) , "The Islamic Conquest of Syria"
Publisher:   Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd
Number Of Pages:   600
Publication Date:   2005
ISBN-10 / ASIN:   1842000675
ISBN-13 / EAN:   9781842000670]

5. M. b. Sa`d

A pupil and assistant of al-Wāqidī was a. `Al. M. b. Sa`d b. Manī` az-Zuhrī, usually called Kātib al- Wāqidī. He died in Bağdād on 4. Gum. II 230/17.2.845.

Wüst. 53.

K. aṭ-ṭabaqāṭ al-Kabir, a detailed biography of the Prophet, which circulated both as an indepedent work (Fihrist 99) and divided by classes into biographies of his companions and followers, see O. Loth, Das Klassenbuch des Ibn Sa`d, Leipzig 1869, idem. Ursprung und Bedeutung der ṭabaqāt, vornehmlich des Ibn Sa`d, ZDMG XXIII, 539/614, see J. Wellhausen, Die Schreiben Muhammeds und die Gesandtschaften an ihn, Skizz. u. Vorarb. Heft 4 Berlin 1889. On the lacunas in vol. 5, see H. Ritter, Isl. XVIII 196/9.

[From Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.208]

b. al-ḪaṬīb, Ta'r Bağdād V 321/2, b. Tağr. K. II, 258, Zetterstéen MO I, 60-76.

K. aṬ-Ṭabaqāt al-Kabīr, Ibn Saad, manuscript biographies of his companions and the subsequent support of Islam until 230 AH d. F. in association with C. Brockelmann, J. Horovitz, J. Lippert, B. Meissner, E. Mittwoch, F. Schwally, and K. V. Zetterstéen edited by E. Sachau I-VIII, Leiden 1904-17, vol. IX Indices 1921, 1928, to vol. V. see Zetterstéen SBBA 1933, XVII. A piece of a Persian translation, see Storey, Pers. Lit. II 174. To him is attributed the al-Qasīda al-Hulwānīya fi 'ftihār al-QahṬunīyīn `ala `l-`Adnānīyīn, Cairo2 III, 283, on which commentary by Gāzī b. Yazīd idem.2 V 232.

[From the internet]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Sa'd_al-Baghdadi
Partial English translation by Aisha Bewley http://bewley.virtualave.net/
http://bewley.virtualave.net/Tabaqat.html - extracts
http://www.islamicbookstoreonline.net/3-3860-1-the-men-of-madina-volume-1.aspx
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http://www.islamicbookstoreonline.net/3-3861-1-the-men-of-madina-volume-2.aspx
The Men of Madina - Volume II, Muhammad ibn Sa’d. Translated by Aisha Bewley. (This is a translation of volume five of Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir.)  440p. London: Ta Ha, 2000. £9.40.
ISBN: 1897940629 (v.1, pbk)
ISBN: 1897940688 (v.1, hbk)
ISBN: 1897940904 (v.2, hbk)
ISBN: 1897940912 (v.2, pbk)

6. Abu Zura

[From Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.208-9]

Abu Zura `Ar. b. Āmir b. `A1. b. Safwān b.`Amr an-Naṣrī ad-Dimišqī died in Damascus in Ğumādā II, 282/1 Aug. 895.

b. Tağr. K. III 87, b. `Asākir VII, 274, 19.

1. K. aṭ-Ṭabaqāt cited b. `Asākir VII, 5, 20, see Ṭāšköprīzāde in Flügel in Fihrist 20;

2. His Ta`rīh cited b. Tağr. K. I, 128, 5;

3. Dikr ahl al-fatwā bi Dimašq, b. Hağar Tahdīb II 55, 13.

7. Al-Kufi

[From Brockelmann's supplement vol. 1, p.208-9]

Abu Ğa`far M. b. S. al-Kūfī accompanied Zaiditenimām al-Hādī on his travels in Yemen and died in Rağab 300/Febr. 913:

Manāqib amīr al-mu'minīn `A. b. a. Ṭālib. Mss.: Ambrosianus H. 128 (ZDMG 69, 75), C. 206. His k. al-Funūn oder k. al-Muntahab from reports by al- Hādī (see p. 186, b) Br. Mus. Suppl. 336/7, see 531, Ambrosianus, loc. cit.

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