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Abū Maʿshar al-Sindī
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Abū Maʿshar al-Sindī (d. Ramaḍān 170/March 787), was a traditionist, a narrator of historical events and one of the first narrators of the biography of the Prophet (sīra). There is little information about him. Some scattered and contradictory reports from early sources have entered later ones unaltered, and it is difficult to find any accurate information about him, however brief. Most sources give his name as Najīḥ (Ibn Saʿd, 5/309; Yaḥyā b. Maʿīn, 3/204; al-Bukhārī, 4 (2)/114; Muslim b. …

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Department of History, Translated by Mansur Sana'i and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Maʿshar al-Sindī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0106>
First published online: 2015

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