Tābiʿūn
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(a.) (sing. tābiʿ or tābiʿī ), usually translated as Successors, means the Successors of the Companions of the Prophet [see ṣaḥāba ]. The Successors are the members of the generation of Muslims that followed the Companions, or those Muslims who knew one or more of the Companions but not the Prophet himself. They played a significant role in the early stages of Ḳurʾān commentary [see tafsīr ], the biography of the Prophet including the history of his campaigns [see mag̲h̲āzī ; sīra ; taʾrīk̲h̲ ], jurisprudence [see fiḳh ] and the collection and dissemination of traditions [see ḥadīt̲h̲ ]. In …

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Spectorsky, Susan A., “Tābiʿūn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7259>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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