Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Men of Madina (Volume 2)
Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Men of Madina (Volume 2)

Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Men of Madina (Volume 2)

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This book is the translation of Volume 5 of the Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir of Ibn Sa’d which concentrates on the Tabiu’un, the generation after the companions, who lived in Madina itself, may Allah be pleased with all of them and have mercy on them. The study of Madina in the early period assumes great importance since it is well known that the first three generations after the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, are considered to be the best generations, and the school of the people of the Madina was known to be the soundest of schools. This was because the people of Madina confined themselves to following in the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, more then the people of any other region did.


ISBN: ​9781897940907
AUTHOR: Muhammad Ibn Sa'd
TRANSLATOR: Aisha Bewley
BINDING: Hardback 
PAGES: 435 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 14.8 x 21.3 x 2.1 cm
WEIGHT: 0.83 kg
PUBLISHER: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd.


Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Sa'd is one of the earliest authorities on Muslim biography. He was born in 168AH in Basra, and died in 230 AH (845) at the age of 62. He moved to Baghdad where he studied under various people, specially Muhammad ibn Umar al-Waqidi. He came to be known as the secretary of al-Waqidi because of his close connection to him. He also visited Kufa and Madina in the course of his quest for Knowledge. Authorities such as as Ibn Hajar, adh-Dhahabi, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi and Ibn Khallikan have testified to his reliability.


Aisha Abdurrahman at Tarjumana Bewley is one today’s most prolific translators of classical Arabic work into English. Aisha Bewley not only understands Arabic but she is also aware of the basic meanings and nature of teachings and history of Islam. Her knowledge is born of experience and direct transmission, not merely academic theory and learning by rote. For more than twenty-five years she has been concerned with making the contents of many classical works in Arabic more Accessible to English-speaking readers for the first time, including Ash-Shifa of Qadi “Iyad. 

Other works include :

  • Al-Muwatta of Imam Malik,
  • Glossary of Islamic Terms,
  • Islam: The Empowering of Women,
  • Muslim Women A Biographical Dictionary,
  • The Noble Qur'an: A New Rendering of its Meaning in English
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