Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Yasar ibn Khiyar Ibn Ishaq

(d. 767)

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(d. 767)

Author of a major biography of Muhammad that was later condensed by Ibn Hisham. The biography was an apology for the Abbasid revolution and a model for subsequent universal histories, most notably that of al-Tabari. His narrative began with creation and chronicled the history of the world up until the time of Muhammad, presenting Muhammad's life as the fulfillment of a divine mission.

Subjects: Islam.

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