Al-Waqidi

Full name: 
Abu `Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ‘Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami
Arabic name: 
أبو عبد الله محمد بن عمر بن واقد
Date of birth: 
780
Date of death: 
822

Abu `Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ‘Omar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami. His surname is derived from his grandfather's name Waqid and thus he became famous as al-Imam al-Waqidi. Al-Waqidi was an early Muslim historian and biographer of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad specializing in his campaigns. Al-Waqidi served as a judge (qadi) for Harun al-Rashid and Al-Ma'mun. His history books are the earliest and some of the most detailed history books on Islam.