Ibn Hisham

IBN HISHAM [Abfl Mahommed 'Abdulmalik ibn Hisham ibn Ayyub ul-Himyari] (d. 834), Arabian biographer, studied in Kufa but lived afterwards in Fostat (old Cairo), where he gained a name as a grammarian and student of language and history. His chief work is his edition of Ibn Ishaq's (q.v.) Life of the Apostle of God, which has been edited by F. Wustenfeld ( Gottingen, 1858-1860). An abridged German translation has been made by G. Weil (Stuttgart, 1864; cf. P. Bronnle, Die Commentator en des Ibn Ishaq und ihre Scholien, Halle, 1895). Ibn Hisham is said to have written a work explaining the difficult words which occur in poems on the life of the Apostle, and another on the genealogies of the Himyarites and their princes. (G. W. T.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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