Nasr b. Muzahim
|Nasr b. Muzahim|
|Native name||نَصْر بن مُزاحم بن سَیّار (یسار) عَطّار المنقري|
|Full Name||Nasr b. Muzahim b. Sayyar (Yasar) al-'Attar al-Minqari|
|Place of Birth||Kufa|
|Place(s) of Residence||Baghdad|
|Works||Waq'at Siffin, al-Jamal, ...|
|Activities||Participation in the Uprising of Abu l-Saraya|
Biograaphy[edit | edit source]
The date of his birth is not known, but it is said that he was born in Kufa and then moved to Baghdad. His lineage reached "Banu Minqar b. 'Ubayd b. Harith b. 'Amr b. Ka'b b. Sa'd b. Zayd Manat b. Tamim".
Nasr b. Muzahim spend most of his life in Baghdad. At that time, Baghdad was a newly developed city, but since it was the capital and center of caliphate, it had attracted many famous scholars. In Tarikh Baghdad, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi mentioned Nasr b. Muzahim among scholars of Baghdad. Nasr b. Muzahim passed away in 212/827.
Sources of his Narration[edit | edit source]
He seems to have had two main sources: Abu Mikhnaf, whom he reports on the authority of his mentor `Umar b. Sa'd, and Jabir b. Yazid al-Ju'fi, whom he reports through `Amr b. Shamir. Nasr b. Muzahim uses both of these sources in his monograph on the Battle of Siffin. If his full work had survived, we would have had a much fuller Shi’i version of the account, as Nasr was himself a Shi’i, and tended to favour the Shi’i tradition.
References[edit | edit source]
- Abu al-Faraj, op. cit., pp. 51-81.