Tabari (name)

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The name Tabari or al-Tabari means simply "from Tabaristan", an Iranian province corresponding to parts of modern Iranian province of Mazandaran. More than one scholar is known by this nisbat:

  • Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (838-923), Persian historian and theologian (the most famous and widely-influential person called al-Tabari)
  • Omar Tiberiades (Abû Hafs 'Umar ibn al-Farrukhân al-Tabarî) (d.c.815), Persian astrologer and architect
  • Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari, "Ali the scholar from Tabiristan" (838-870 AD) was the writer of a medical encyclopedia and the teacher of the scholar-physician Zakariya al-Razi
  • Abul Hasan al-Tabari, 10th century Iranian physician
  • Al-Tabarani, (c. 821-918 CE), recorder of numerous ahadeeth