Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari
Amol, Abbasid Caliphate
|Died||17 February 923 (aged 83-85) |
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate
Abi Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (838-923 أبي جعفر محمد بن جرير الطبري) was one of the earliest, most important and famous Persian historians and explainers of the Qur'an, most famous for his Tarikh al-Tabari (History of the Prophets and Kings) and Tafsir al-Tabari.
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He was born in Amol, Tabaristan, some twenty kilometres south of the Caspian Sea, in the winter of 838-9. He was precocious. He left home to study in A.H. 236  (850-1) when he was twelve. He retained close ties to his home town. He did return at least twice, the last time in A.H. 290 (903) when his outspokenness caused some uneasiness and led to his quick departure.
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- Rosenthal, Franz, "The Life and Works of al-Tabari" pp. 10-11
- Rosenthal ibid p. 15
- ibid pp. 15-16
- ibid p. 11
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- Bosworth, C.E., Encyclopedia of Islam, "Al-Tabari, Abu Djafar Muhammad b. Djarir b. Yazid"
- Rosenthal, Franz, "The Life and Works of al-Tabari" pp. 5–134 of volume one of the English translation of the History.
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- http://www.salaam.co.uk/knowledge/biography/viewentry.php?id=114 Archived 2007-12-18 at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.answering-ansar.org/biographies/abu_jaffar_muhammad_tabari/ Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine