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Tābiʿ al-Tābʿīn (Arabic: تابع التابعين‎) is the generation after the Tabi‘un in Islam. Sunni Muslims include them among the best generations on Earth, along with the Tābiʿun and the Sahaba.[1]

Definition according to the SunnisEdit

The Sunnis define a Tābiʿ al-Tābʿīn as a Muslim who:

  1. Saw at least one of the Tābiʿun.
  2. Was rightly guided. (That would be, according to Sunnis, one who adheres to the beliefs and actions of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah).
  3. And the one who died in that state. Sunnis consider the Tabi' al-Tabi'un as the best generation after the Tābiʿun.

According to them Muhammad said, "The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them (Tābiʿun), and then those coming after (the second generation)" Sahih Bukhari[2]

List of Tābiʿ al-TābʿīnEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "The Hadith Book (48. Witnesses): nr. 819". Search Truth. Retrieved 2013-07-21.

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