Ma'mar ibn Rashid (Author)
Ma'mar ibn Rashid (96-153/714-770) was originally a Persian slave from Basra who traveled extensively trading wares for the Azd tribe. Thanks to his nomadic profession and his dealings with the court of the Umayyad caliphs, he became acquainted with-and ultimately the pupil of-one of the greatest Muslim scholars of his generation, Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri (d. 124/742).
Sean W. Anthony (Translator)
Sean W. Anthony is Assistant Professor of History at University of Oregon. His books include The Caliph and the Heretic: Ibn Saba and the Origins of Shiism and Crucifixion and the Spectacle of Death: Umayyad Crucifixion in its Late Antique Context. His research and publications focus on the emergence of Islam and the origins of its sacred and sectarian traditions.
This book is a must for scholars in the field, and those who would
join them. * Religious Studies Review *
A welcome addition to the sparse English language treatment of early Prophetic biography...Impressive [and] interesting. * Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt *