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The Taba’in is an Arabic word which means "Followers" They are referred as 2nd generation of Muslims after Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم and his companions(R),who got the knowledge of Islam from Sahaba, the companions of Prophet (May Allah be pleased with Them).They were the best generations on Earth after the companions of Prophet Muhammad(S).


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Condition of Taba’in

Tabi‘in as a Muslim who:

  1. Saw at least one of the Companions of Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم in the state of belief.
  2. Was rightly guided, one who adheres to the beliefs and actions of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah.
  3. And the one who died in that state of belief. [1]



According to them Prophet Muhammad (May Allah honour Him and grant Him peace) said, "The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them (Tabi‘in), and then those coming after (the second generation)". Sahih Al Bukhari Vol 3:819, 820 and Vol 8: 437. The three generations is considered as the Best generation of Islam. [2]


List of Few Taba’in

  • Uwais al-Qarni
  • Salim bin 'Abdullah bin 'Umar
  • al-Zuhri
  • Nafie'
  • Umm Khultum bint Abi Bakr
  • 'Aisha bint Talha
  • Musa bin 'Abdur-Rahman
  • Umm 'Uthman bint 'Abdur-Rahman
  • Fatima bint al-Mundhir bin al-Zubayr
  • Muhammad bin Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas
  • Humaid bin 'Abdur Rahman
  • Yahya ibn Talha
  • Maryam bint 'Uthman
  • Qatada
  • Sa'd ibn Zayd ibn Thabit
  • Mujahid bin Jabir
  • Yahya bin Sirin
  • Sufyan bin al-Lyl
  • Talha bin 'Ubaidullahand many more [3]






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