in the Qur'an, Hadith, History
Ma`qil b. Yasar, Abu `Abd Allah al-Muzani
[Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir, Ibn Sa`d, Abu `Abd Allah Muhammad b. Sa`d b. Mani` al-Zuhri al-Basri, London: The Men of Madinah (Ta Ha Publishers), 1997, vol. 1, p. 8 ]
He was responsible for the canal of Ma`qil. `Umar ibn al-Khattab commanded him to excavate it and he did that and then he moved to Basrah, stayed ther and built a house there. He died there during the khalifate of Mu`awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan while `Ubaydullah ibn Ziyad was governor.
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