The Women of Madina
Paperback 336 Pages
An abridged translation of Volume Eight of Ibn Sa'd's Kitab'at-Tabaqat al-Kabir
About The Book
Which deals exclusively with the women who met the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be on him and on his family and Companions, or who transmitted from him. this storehouse of information gives readers a vivid taste and feel for the lifestyles and characteristics of the people of Madinah at the time of the Prophet (pbuh).
Some of the Many issues discussed in this book include:
The manner in which the prophet received women's allegiance
The Wives, Daughters, Aunts of the Prophet
Women Companions of the Prophet
Various Other Topics concerning Women
Total of 14 Chapters + Glossary and Index
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, -Click to See a list of Books translated or authored by A Bewley , The Noble Qur'an A New Rendering of its Meaning in English
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