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Far more elaborate and explicit were the assertions of biographer Waqidi, who supplied numerous tales of miracles, bodies taken to heaven by Angels, enemies who are "burning even now in Hell," and dream visitations from present dwellers of Paradise.
8] Various authorities are quoted to demonstrate that the works of the eighth-century writer Ibn Ishaq and the ninth-century writers Tabari, Waqidi, and Ibn Sa'd have little basis in historical accuracy and instead rely largely on gossip and myth.
Djebar's first source is Ibn Saad, who died in 845 in Bagdad, having learned his craft from a respected historiographer, al Waqidi, for whom he served as secretary.
The Waqidi recension of the report is more problematic.