al-Hayt̲h̲am b. ʿAdī al-Ṭāʾī
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, Abū ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, author of historical works ( ak̲h̲bārī ) born at Kūfa ca. 120/738 in a family originally from Manbid̲j̲, died at Fam al-Ṣilḥ in 206, 207 or 209/821, 822, or 824. Of his life it is known only that he attended the ʿAbbāsid court more or less regularly from the reign of al-Manṣūr to that of al-Ras̲h̲īd, that he was imprisoned by the latter after a criticism of al-ʿAbbās b. ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib that his wife’s family had slanderously attributed to him, and that al-Amīn freed him on his acce…

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Pellat, Ch., “al-Hayt̲h̲am b. ʿAdī al-Ṭāʾī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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