Ibn Ishaq


Ibn Ishaq

biographical name

(born c. 704, Medina, Arabia—died 767, Baghdad) Arab biographer of Muhammad. His father and two uncles collected and transmitted information about Muhammad in Medina, and Ibn Ishaq soon became an authority on the Prophet's military campaigns (maghazi). He studied in Alexandria and subsequently moved to Iraq, where he met many people who provided him with information for his biography, which became the most popular biography of Muhammad in the Muslim world but which survives only in the recension by Ibn Hisham.

Variants of IBN ISHAQ

Ibn Ishaq in full Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar ibn Khiyar

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