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

Muhammad b. 'Umar al-Waqidi was a historian, born in Medina in the 8th Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

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