Yasin al-'Umari was born in Mosul in 1745 CE and received his education there
composed more than 17 historical works including
al-Athar al-Jallya fl'l-Hawadith al-Ardiya
describes al-Athar al-Jallya fl'l-Hawadith al-Ardiya (ATH) as follows:
ATH is an annalistic historical work which covers twelve centuries
of Islam, beginning with the first year of Hijra, and ending in 1210 A.H.
The original manuscript of ATH. was kept in the Library of Madrasat Ahmad
Efendi al-Khayyat in Mosul, (No. 19). This copy appeared to have
been written by the author himself. It is now lost.
Sayyar (1983:55) dates the composition of
ATH to 1210 A.H. (7 July 1795 - 25 June 1796 CE) when Yasin al-'Umari was 52 years old.
Sayyar (1983:55) also reports that
the book took 4 years to write, originally consisted of 273 folios, and there is only one known copy (Or. 6300 in the British Library).
Yasin al-'Umari died in 1811 or 1812 CE.
Another copy of ATH is preserved in the British Library (Or. 6300) in 248 pages.