Ibn Saʿd
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Saʿd b. Manīʿ al-Baṣrī al-Hās̲h̲imī kātib al-Wāḳidī , traditionist, b. Baṣra ca. 168/784, d. Bag̲h̲dād on 4 D̲j̲umādā II 230/16 February 845. He was a client ( mawlā ) of the Banū Hās̲h̲im, for his grandfather had been a freedman of Ḥusayn b. ʿAbd Allāh b. ʿUbayd Allāh b. ʿAbbās (d. in 140 or 141; see Ibn Saʿd apud Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar, Tahd̲h̲īb al-Tahd̲h̲īb , ii, 344). Ibn Saʿd travelled in search of traditions and studied under many authorities. Later he settled in Bag̲h̲dād and attached himself to al-Wāḳidī [q.v.], became his secretary and transmitted his works.…

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Fück, J.W., “Ibn Saʿd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3343>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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