He was a physician, and Ibn Abi Usaibia, in his treatise on Arabian doctors, mentions him as the author of a medical work.
In 1807, inspired by his study of Dante, he published his first work Abi lard and Dulcin, a defence of scholasticism and medieval thought.
Removed from his office by Othman in 647, who replaced him by Ibn abi Sarh, he sided with Moawiya in the contest for the caliphate, and was largely responsible for the deposition of Ali and the establishment of the Omayyad dynasty.
By Hilal ibn Abi Hilal (d.
The first question abi C W which arose was that of brigandage in thesoutli.