interesting wiki link., zeca always throws me out of my line of thinking with some odd post and a simple literature link
hello zeca that link says
Al-Mundhir ibn al-Ḥārith (المنذر بن الحارث), known in Greek sources as (Flavios) Alamoundaros (Φλάβιος Ἀλαμούνδαρος), was the king of the Ghassanid Arabs from 569 to circa 581. A son of Al-Harith ibn Jabalah, he succeeded his father both in the kingship over his tribe and as the chief of the Byzantine Empire's Arab clients and allies in the East, with the rank of patricius.
that time period .... 569 to circa 581.
.. is right in the middle of prophet of Islam life from Islamic stories ., I wonder such a famous guy as this did not mention a name like "Muhammad"??
583: The Holy Prophet's journey to Syria in the company of his uncle Abu Talib. His meeting with the monk Bahira at Bisra who foretells of his prophethood.
586: The Holy Prophet participates in the war of Fijar.
591: The Holy Prophet becomes an active member of "Hilful Fudul", a league for the relief of the distressed.
594: The Holy Prophet becomes the Manager of the business of Lady Khadija, and leads her trade caravan to Syria and back.
595: The Holy Prophet marries Hadrat Khadija. ..
I am also interested another Jewish guy of that time BENJAMIN OF TIBERIAS .. who according to literature says this
BENJAMIN OF TIBERIAS:http://self.gutenberg.org/articles/eng/Benjamin_of_Tiberias
A rich Jew who, when the emperor Heraclius in 628 went to Jerusalem during the Persian war, was accused of hostility toward the Christians. This accusation probably implied that he sided with the Persians. Notwithstanding this charge, however, the emperor became the guest of Benjamin, who provided both for him and for his army. Reproached by Heraclius for his hostility toward the Christians, Benjamin frankly declared: "The Christians, also, are enemies of my religion." When the emperor punished the Jews after his victory, he spared Benjamin on condition that the latter would consent to baptism, and perhaps with the further understanding that he would emigrate to Egypt.
any lit sources on that guy w.r.t to Islam of that time??https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_of_Tiberiashttps://oi.uchicago.edu/sites/oi.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/shared/docs/saoc66.pdf