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At-Tabaqat Al-Kabir - Vol 6 [The Scholars of Kufa]

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Kitab At-Tabaqat Al-Kabir - Vol 5 [The Scholars of Kufa]

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 Makka, Ta'if, Yemen, Yamama and
Bahrayn and then the bulk of the book is devoted to the scholars of

Translated by Aisha Bewley