Wahb ibn Munabbih

Abū ' Abd Allāh Wahb ibn Munabbih (. Arabic وهب بن منبه, DMG Wahb b Munabbih; * 654 in Dhimar, Yemen; † 728 or 732 ) was a South Arabian storyteller and narrator of Isra ʾ īlīyāt ( Judeo-Christian traditions in Islam ).

Wahb ibn Munabbih was born in Dhimar that, away two days' journey from Sanaa, capital of Yemen. From his father, who was of Persian origin, is reported to be converted to the time of the Prophet Mohammed to Islam. With his five brothers lived Wahb in Sanaa; four of them are expected to Tabi'in, the " successors " of Muhammad, who were born after his death, however, were contemporaries of his companions. In Sanaa Wahb officiated as a judge and is intended primarily the qadar ( free will) believed this doctrine, however, have rejected in the light of the revealed scriptures later. He spent some time in prison, probably resulting from disputes as a result of these views, and died from the effects of corporal punishment, had condemned him to the governor of Yemen.

There are ascribed numerous books whose content has been handed down by Jewish and Christian scholars and partially recorded in writing during the lifetime of the author Wahb ibn Munabbih. However, since fully started literacy in the Islamic Arabia until the middle of the 8th century, for detailed information hardly get into this area ever. The works that are attributed to Wahb ibn Munabbih, relate, first, biblical stories and comments, secondly, the pre-Islamic Arab period (especially in Yemen), and thirdly works with purely Islamic content, including Maghazi Rasul Allah ( " The campaigns of the Messenger of God"), which exists as a single copy of a papyrus, which is kept in Heidelberg.