Alternate names/spellings: Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari
Dates: 838 - 923 (Dates are approximate. )
Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (Persian: Ù…ØÙ…Ø¯ Ø¨Ù† Ø¬Ø±ÛŒØ± Ø·Ø¨Ø±ÛŒâ€Ž, Arabic: Ø£Ø¨Ùˆ Ø¬Ø¹ÙØ± Ù…ØÙ…Ø¯ Ø¨Ù† Ø¬Ø±ÙŠØ± Ø¨Ù† ÙŠØ²ÙŠØ¯ Ø§Ù„Ø·Ø¨Ø±ÙŠâ€Ž) was a prominent and influential Persian scholar, historian and exegete of the Qur’an from Tabaristan, modern Mazandaran in Iran. His most influential and best known works are his Qur’anic commentary known as Tafsir al-Tabari and his historical chronicle Tarikh al-Rusul wa al-Muluk (History of the Prophets and Kings), often referred to Tarikh al-Tabari. Al-Tabari founded his own madhhab which is usually designated by the name Jariri.