Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Wahb b. Munabbih
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh, a South Arabian story-teller (ḳāṣṣ ak̲h̲bārī: Ḏh̲ahabī, in Z. D. M. G., xliv. 483) of Persian descent who was born in Ḏh̲imār, two days’ journey from Ṣanʿāʾ in 34 a. h. (no credence need be given to statements that he adopted Islām in 10 a. h.). Wahb is celebrated as an authority on the traditions of the Ahl al-Kitāb and like his brothers Hammām, G̲h̲ailān and Maʿḳil is classed among the tābiʿūn. The earliest sources know nothing of the story that before his conversion to Islām he belonged to the Ahl al-Kitāb (Fihrist, p. 22) or more precisely was a Jew (Ibn Ḵh̲aldūn, ed.…

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Horovitz, J., “Wahb b. Munabbih”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5936>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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