Usd al-ghabah fi marifat al-Saḥabah

Usd al-ghabah fi marifat al-Saḥabah (Arabic: أسد الغابة في معرفة الصحابة, lit.'The Lions of the Forest and the knowledge about the Companions'), commonly known as Usa al-Gabah, is a book by scholar Ali ibn al-Athir.[1][2] Written in 1200 and published in 2012, it is a biographical work of Prophet Muhammad and 7,554 of his companions.[3][4]

Usd al-ghabah fi marifat al-Saḥabah
AuthorAli ibn al-Athir
TranslatorUrdu Translated: Maulana Muhammad Abdul Shakoor Faruqi.
LanguageArabic
SubjectIslamic History, Biography of Sahabah, Timeline of Muhammad and his companions.
PublisherDar Ibn Hazm, Beirut, Lebanon
Publication date
2012
Media typePrint, pdf
Pages1657
ISBN978-9953-81-621-0

StructureEdit

The accounts are ordered alphabetically. The title relies primarily on four other works: Ma'rifat al-Sahabah by Abi Na'im, al-Isti'ab fi Ma'rifat al-Ashab by Ibn 'Abd al-Barr, Ma'rifat al-Ashab and al-Dhayl 'ala Ma'rifat al-Ashab, both by Ibn Mandah.

Ibn Hajar notes in Taqrib; he was truthful, but habitually connected disjointed narrations without mentioning his sources.[5]

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