Wahb b. Munabbih
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh , Yemeni narrator and author-transmitter from South Arabia. He was of Persian origin, having been born at D̲h̲imar, two days’ march from Ṣanʿāʾ in the year 34/654-5. Information about his conversion to Islam in the year 10 A.H. is unreliable. More probably the details concerned his father Munabbih, of whom it was said that “he converted to Islam at the time of the Prophet and that he was a good Muslim” (Ibn Ḥad̲j̲ar, Tahd̲h̲īb , xi, 167). He lived with his five brothers at Ṣanʿāʾ, and Hammām was the eldest of them. The most reasonable date for the brothe…

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Khoury, R.G., “Wahb b. Munabbih”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7818>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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