A drawing from 1599 of the poorest people from Madagascar, dancing

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Umayr Ibn Qatadah 'Ubayd b. 'Umayr (d694)
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Taken from: Prophets in the Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis By Brannon M. Wheeler

Was born during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad and transmitted hadith reports from his father, his work only remains as quotes
in books.

At the place where the sun rises Dhu al-Qarnayn found a people for whom God had provided no cover because in their land there
were no mountains nor trees. They did not have the capacity to build and live in houses but they hid in the water and made tunnels. When the sun ceased to be upon them they came out to their way of life and their fields. These people are the Zanj.  (Suyuti has a similar version of this.)