Muslim historians
The following is a list of Muslim historians writing in the Islamic historiographical tradition, which developed from hadith literature in the time of the first caliphs. This list is focused on pre-m...
Historiography of early Islam
The historiography of early Islam refers to the study of the early history of Islam during the 7th century, from Muhammad's first revelations in AD 610 until the disintegration of the Rashidun Calip...
Muslim chronicles for Indian history
Muslim chronicles for Indian history are chronicles regarding history of the Indian subcontinent written from Muslim perspective. The chronicles written in Arabic or Persian are valuable sources for I...
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Muhammad al-Munawi
`Abd al-Ra`uf Muhammad al-Munawi (also al-Manawi; b. AH 952 / AD 1545; d. AH 1031 / AD 1621) was an Ottoman period Islamic scholar of Cairo, known for his works on the early history of Islam and the h...
Ibn al-Adim
Kamal al-Din ʻUmar ibn Aḥmad Ibn al-Adim (1192–1262; Arabic: كمال الدين عمر بن أحمد ابن العديم) was an Arab biographer and historian from Aleppo.
He is best known for his work Bughyat al-ṭalab fī ...
Mir Ali Sir Thattvi
Mir Ali Sir Tattavi, Qani (b.1728 - d.1788) was a Sindhi Muslim historian born after the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. It has been said that he composed his first verses of poetry while still a bo...
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Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Fasi
Taqi al-Din Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Fasi (Arabic: تقي الدين أبي الطيب محمد بن أحمد الفاسي‎, 1373 CE/775 AH – 1429 CE/832 AH) was a Muslim scholar, hafith, faqih, historian, and Maliki qadi (...
Abu Sa'id Al-Janadi
Abu Sa'id Al-Mufaddal ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Janadi (Arabic: أبو سعيد المفضل بن محمد بن ابراهيم الجندي‎, died 308 AH) was an Islamic scholar and muhaddith from Mecca.
Abul Fazl Mamuri
Abul Fazl Mamuri was a historian of the Mughal Empire during Aurangzeb's reign and author of Tarkikh-i-Aurengzeb, Tarikh-i-Abul Fazl Mamuri and co-author of Shahjahannama.
Ahmad ibn al-Tayyib al-Sarakhsi
Ahmad ibn al-Tayyib al-Sarakhsi (Arabic: أحمد بن الطيب السرخسي‎; died 899 CE) was a Persian traveller, historian and philosopher from the city of Sarakh. He was a pupil of al-Kindi.Al-Sarakh...
Mirza Mehdi Khan Astarabadi
Mirza Mehdi Khan Astarabadi (Persian: میرزا مهدی خان استرآبادی‎), also known as Etemad-ed-Dowleh (اعتماد الدوله) and Monshi-ol-Mamalek (منشی الممالک) (born and died in the 18th century) was the ...
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Abū Ḥanīfa Dīnawarī
Ābu Ḥanīfah Āḥmad ibn Dawūd Dīnawarī (828–896 A.D) (Arabic: أبو حنيفة الدينوري‎) was an Islamic Golden Age polymath, astronomer, agriculturist, botanist, metallurgist, geographer, mathematic...
Al-Udri
Al-Udri or Al-Udhri (in full Abu al-abbas Ahmad ibn Umar ibn Anas ibn Dilhat ibn Abu al-Jiyar Anas ibn Faladan ibn Imran ibn Munayb ibn Zugayba ibn Qutba al-Udri, Arabic: أحمد بن عمر...
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Khalil al-Muradi
Abu'l-Mawadda Sayyid Muhammad Khalil al-Muradi (died 1791) — was a Syrian historian under the Ottoman Empire. He was born into a family of sayyids and acted as Hanafi mufti and naqib al-ashraf (head ...
Tursun Beg
Tursun Beg (probably born in mid-1420s in Bursa) was an Ottoman bureaucrat and historian who wrote a chronicle dedicated to Bayezid II.
Tursun Beg's life is only known from references in his chro...
Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti
Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1753–1825) (Arabic: عبد الرحمن الجبرتي‎), full name: Abd al-Rahman bin Hasan bin Burhan al-Din al-Jabarti (Arabic: عبد الرحمن بن حسن بن برهان الدين الجبرت...
Ishaq ibn Hunayn
Abū Yaʿqūb, Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn (Arabic: إسحاق بن حنين‎) (c. 830 Baghdad, – c. 910-1) was an influential physician and translator, known for writing the first biography of physicians in the Ara...
Ibn Sa'd al-Baghdadi
Muhammad ibn Sa'd ibn Mani' al-Baghdadi or Ibn Sa'd (Arabic: ابن سعد‎), often called Katib ul-Waqidi, the scribe of Waqidi.
Ibn Sa'd was born in the year 784 CE (168 AH) and died in 845 ...
Al-Sakhawi
Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Rahman al-Sakhawi (Arabic: شمس الدين محمد بن عبدالرحمن السخاوي‎, 1428/831 AH - 1497/902 AH) was a reputable Shafi'i Muslim hadith scholar and historian who ...
Ibn Hisham
Abu Muhammad 'Abd al-Malik bin Hisham (Arabic: أبو محمد عبدالمالك بن هشام‎), or Ibn Hisham edited the biography of Muhammad written by Ibn Ishaq. Ibn Ishaq's work is lost and is now only k...
Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani
Muhammad ibn Hamed Isfahani (1125 – June 20, 1201) (Persian: محمد ابن حامد اصفهانی‎), more popularly known as Imad ad-din al-Isfahani (Persian: عماد الدین اصفهانی‎) (Arabic: عما...
Ibn al-Qūṭiyya
Ibn al-Qūṭiyya (died 8 November 977), born ‘Muḥammad Ibn ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abd al-Azīz ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ‘Isa ibn Mazāhim, was an Andalusian historian whose chief work, the Ta'rikh iftitah al-Andalus (History ...
Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari
Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (/ˈtɑːbəri/; Persian: محمد بن جریر طبری‎, Arabic: أبو جعفر محمد بن جرير بن يزيد الطبري‎) (224–310 AH; 839–923 AD) was a prominent and influentia...
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Ibn Bassam
Ibn Bassam (Ibn Bassam Al-Shantarini) was a poet and historian from al-Andalus. He was born in Santarém (sometimes spelled Shantarin or Xantarin) and died in 1147. Ibn Bassam describes how the incessa...
Mustafa Naima
Muṣtafa Na'īmā (مصطفى نعيما in Ottoman; Mustafa Naima in modern Turkish) (1655 in Aleppo – 1716 in Patras; 1065–1128 according to the Hijri calendar) was an Ottoman bureaucrat and historia...
Muhammad ibn Iyas
Muhammad ibn Iyas (b. June 1448; d. after November 1522), is one of the most important Egyptian historians. He was an eyewitness to the historical event of the Ottoman invasion of Egypt. He was one of...
Oruc Bey
Oruc Bey or Oruç Bey was an 15th-century Ottoman historian.
Almost nothing is known from his personal life. Based on the information in the intro of his chronicle, it is believed that he was a c...
Muhammad Mohar Ali
Muhammad Mohar Ali (Arabic: محمد مهر علي‎) (1932–2007) was a scholar of Islam and history of Muslims in Bengal and India.
Mohar Ali was born in 1932 in Khulna in Bengal. Studying at Dhak...
Nader Shah
Nāder Shāh Afshār or Nadir Shah (Persian: نادر شاه افشار‎; also known as Nāder Qoli Beg - نادر قلی بیگ or Tahmāsp Qoli Khān - تهماسپ قلی خان) (November, 1688 or August 6, 1698 – June 19, 174...
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