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Sayf ibn ʿUmar
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Nothing is known about the life of Sayf ibn ʿUmar al-Tamīmī, except that he is associated with southern Iraq, and was a writer of historical works. These were used as a main source by Abū Jaʿfar al-Ṭabarī for his Taʾrīkh al-rusul wa-l-mulūk, although their accuracy and objectivity were doubted from early times.

Primary Sources of Information

Ibn al-Nadīm, Fihrist, p. 106

Secondary Sources of Information

E. Landau-Tasseron, ‘Sayf ibn …

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Thomas, David, “Sayf ibn ʿUmar”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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