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Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)
Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)
Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)
Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)
Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)
Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)

Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir : The Scholars of Kufa (Volume 6)

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DESCRIPTION:

The Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir by Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Sa'd is one of the most important and earliest surviving collections of biographical details of the early Muslims, spanning just over the first two centuries of Islam. It is a rich storehouse of information compiled from all the sources available to Ibn Sa'd, as a result of which, the reader is given a vivid insight into the lives of the early Muslims and how extraordinary they were.

The scope of Ibn Sa'd covers the time of the Rashidun khalifs, the Umayyads and the 'Abbasids. This sixth volume of the Tabaqat (Volume VI) deals firstly with the scholars of Mecca, Ta'if, Yemen, Yamama and Bahrain and then the bulk of the book is devoted to the scholars of Kufa.

DETAILS:

ISBN: ​9781842001240
AUTHOR: Muhammad Ibn Sa'd
TRANSLATOR: Aisha Bewley
LANGUAGE: English
BINDING: Hardback 
PAGES: 446 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 15.72 x 22.84 x 2.15 cm
WEIGHT: 0.76 kg
PUBLISHER: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:

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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