KITAB AL-TABAQAT AL-KABIR: Chap 1 THE GENEALOGY OF THE PROPHET

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Muhammad Ibn Mus`ab al-Qirgisani informed us he said: Al-Awzà`i
informed us, on the authority of Yahyà Ibn Abi Kathir, he on the
authority of Abu Salamah Ibn `Abd al-Rahmán, he on the authority of Abu Hurayrah; (second chain) he (lbn Sa`d) said: al-Hakam Ibn Musa
informed us; he said: Hiql Ibn Ziyad informed us on the authority of al Awzà’i; he said: Abu `Ammar narrated to me; he said: `Abd Allah lbn
Farrukh narrated to me; he said: Abu Hurayrah narrated to me; he said:
The Apostle of Allah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam)  said: I am the chief of the children of Adam. (Sunan
Abu Dáwud: al-Muhammadi Press, Delhi, Vol. II, p. 286; see also Tahdhib,
Vol. V, p. 356)

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Muhammad Ibn Mus’ab informed us; he said: Al-Awza`i informed us on
the authority of Abu `Ammar Shaddad; he on the authority of Wathilah
lbn al-Asga`, he said:
The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said: Verily Allah(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam)Allahd chose Isma’il from the children of Ibrahim,
He chose Banu Kinanah from the children of Isma’il, He chose the
Quraysh from Banu Kinanah, He chose the Banu Hashim from the
Quraysh, and He chose me from the Banu Hashim. (‘Ali Ibn Burhán alDin al-Halabi al-Shafi’i; Insan al-Uyun ft Sirah al-Amin al-Mamin
generally known as Sirah al-Halabiyah, Vol, I, pp. 28-29)

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Abu Damarah al-Madani Anas Ibn `Iyád al-Laythi informed us; he said:
Ja`far Ibn Muhammad Ibn `Ali AlahisSalam informed us on the authority of his
father, Muhammad Ibn `Ali Ibn Husayn Ibn `Ali Ibn Abi Talib AlahisSalam:
Verily the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said: Allah divided the earth in two halves and placed
(me) in the better of the two, then He divided the half in three parts, and
I was in the best of them, (Sirah al-Halabiyah; Vol. I, p. 30) then He chose
the Arabs from among the people, then He chose the Quraysh from
among the Arabs, then He chose the Banu Hashim from among the
Quraysh, then He chose the children of `Abd al-Muttalib from among the
Banu Hashim, then He chose me from among the children of Abd al Muttalib.

medina`Arim Ibn al-Fadl al-Sudusi and Yunus Ibn Muhammad al-Muwaddib (tutor) informed us; they said: Hammád Ibn Zayd informed us on the authority of ‘Amr i.e. Ibn Dinar, he, on the authority of Muhammad Ibn `Ali AlahisSalam; he said:

The Prophet of Allah(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam)said: Verily Allah chose the Arabs, then from among them He chose Kinanah, or Nadr Ibn Kinanah, then from among them He chose the Quraysh, then from among them He chose the Banu Hashim, and from them He chose me.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Ya`qub Ibn Ishaq al-Hadrami informed us; he said: Al-`Ala lbn Khalid informed us; he said: ‘Abd Allah Ibn `Ubayd Ibn `Umayr informed us; he said:

The Prophet of Allah(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam)  said: Verily Allah chose the Arabs, then He chose the Kinanah from among the Arabs, then He chose the Quraysh from among the Kinanah, then He chose the Banu Hashim from among the Quraysh, and He chose me from among the Banu Hashim. (Sirah al-Halablyah, Vol. I, p. 28)

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Ismŕ`il Ibn Ibrahim al-Asadi informed us on the authority of Yunus, he on the authority of Hasan; he said:

The Prophet of Allah(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said: I am superior among the Arabs.

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Hishám Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sa’ib al-Kalbi informed us on the authority of his father; he on the authority of Abu Salih, he on the authority of Ibn `Abbas:

In the course of the commentary of the verse: “he is a Prophet from among yourselves. (Al-Qur’an, Surah 9:128) He said: O people of Arabia you have given him birth.

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Abu Nu’aym al-Fadl lbn Dukayn informed us he said: Al-`Ala Ibn `Abd al-Karim informed us on the authority of Mujahid; he said:

The Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) was travelling by night with a guide, suddenly he heard a singing camel-driver and his kinsmen were with him, then he said to his comrade: “What a lucky meeting, if we happen to approach them: thereupon we hastened and joined these men. The Prophet of Allah asked them to which tribe they belonged. They replied that they belonged to Mudar. He, then, said: I also belong to Mudar, our singing camel-driver had grown weak, so hearing your singing camel-driver we came to you.

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`Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa al-‘Abasi informed us; he said: Sufyan Ibn Said al-Thawri informed us on the authority of Habib Ibn Abi Thabit, he, on the authority of Yahya Ibn Ja`dah; he said:

The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam)met a party of riders and asked them as to which tribe they belonged. They replied thet they belonged to Mudar. Then he said: I also belong to Mudar. Thereupon they said: O Prophet of Allah, every two of us are riding one camel and we have no provision except al-aswadan (date and water). He (the Prophet) said; Likewise every two men of us are riding one camel and also we have no provision except date and water.

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‘Abd al-Wahhab Ibn `Atŕ al-Ijli informed us; he said: Hanzalah Ibn Abi Sufyan al-Jumahi informed us on the authority of Tawus; he said:

The Prophet of Allah(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam), while going on, heard the voice of a singing camel-driver, he went towards it and approach them and said: Our singing camel-driver had grown weak and we heard the voice of your singing camel-driver and we came here to hear him. Then he asked them as to which tribe they belonged. They replied that they belonged to the Mudar. He, the Prophet said: I also belong to the Mudar. They said: O Prophet of Allah the first man who first sang in driving camels was a slave whom, in a journey, his master struck at his hands with a stick which broke. The slave began to say: O my hands! O my hands! move on! move on! Hearing this voice the camels began to move on.

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Ma’n Ibn `Isa al-Ashja`i al-Qazzaz (silk-merchant) informed us; he said: Mu’ŕwiyah Ibn Salih informed us on the authority of Yahya Ibn Jabir who had seen some Companions of the Prophet; he said:

The people of the Banu Fuhayrah came to the Prophet and said to him: You belong to us. He (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam)replied: Verily, (the archangel) Gabriel has informed me that I belonged to Mudar.

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Yazd Ibn Harun informed us, saying Al-`Awwam Ibn Hawshab informed us; he said: Mansur Ibn al-Mu’tamar related to se on the authority of Rib`i Ibn Hirash, he on the authority of Hudhayfah:

He mentioned Mudar in his speech in which he said that the chief (sayyid) of mankind, i.e. the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam), belonged to them

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‘Affan Ibn Muslim informed us, he said: `Abd al-Wŕhid lbn Ziyad informed us; he said: Ma`mar informed us on the authority of al-Zuhri; he said:

A deputation of Kindah, members of which had put on striped garments with brocade, covered collars and sleeves, waited on the Prophet who asked them if they had embraced Islam; they said: Yes; thereupon he ordered them to take off the garments. He (Zuhri) said: they said to the prophet; `O children of `Abd Manaf ! you are the descendants of (the king) Akil al-Murar, He (Zuhri) said: The Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said to them: Discuss this point of genealogy with `Abbas and Abu Sufyan. He (Zuhri) said: They said that they were not prepared to discuss with any one else; thereupon (the Prophet) said: We the descendants of al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah are not prepared to prefer any one else to our mother, nor to claim a spurious father.

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Ya’qub Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Sa`d al-Zuhri informed us on the authority of his father, he on the authority of Sŕlih Ibn Kaysan, he on the authority of Ibn Shihab; he said:

We have been informed that the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said to the deputationists of Kindah, who waited on him at Madinah and who considered Banu Hashim to be a branch of their tribe: We the descendants of al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah will never prefer anyone else to our mother nor shall we claim anyone other than our father (i.e. trace our genealogy to any person other than our father).

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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Ma’n Ibn `Isa informed us; he said, Ibn Abi Dhib informed us on the authority of his father:

That it was said to the Prohet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) that there were certain people of the (tribe of) Kindah who believed him to be one of them. Thereupon the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said: Al-Abbas Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib and Abu Sufyan Ibn Harb asserted this in Yaman for safety’s sake; Allah forbid that we may charge our mothers with adultery or disown our fathers; we are the descendants of al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah and he is a liar who says otherwise.

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`Affan Ibn Muslim informed us; he said: Hammad Ibn Salamah informed us; he said: `Agil Ibn Talhah informed us on the authority of Muslim lbn Haysam; he on the authority of Ash`ath Ibn Qays; he said:

I waited on the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) with a deputation of the (tribe 0f) Kinanah which did not consider me the best of them, but I said to the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam): We believe you belong to our tribe; he replied: We are the descendants of al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah, we do not disown our mother, nor do we deny our father. Thereupon al-Ash’ath said: I shall not like to hear from anyone denying to teh Quraysh as being descended from al-Nadr Ibn Kinanah, otherwise I shall flog him in punishment.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Ma’n Ibn `Isa informed us; he said: Ibn Abi Dhib informed us on the authority of one who is not suspected of untrustworthiness; he informed us on the authority of ‘Amr Ibn al-`As that the Prophet said:

I am Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allah(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam). And he traced his lineage till he reached al_Nadr Ibn Kinanah, so whoever tells otherwise speaks a lie.

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Yazid Ibn Harun and ‘Abd Allah Ibn Numayr informed us; they said: Isma’il Ibn Abi Khalid informed us on the authority of Qays Ibn Abi Hazim:

That a man came to the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam), while standing before him, he began to tremble in terror; the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said to him: Be patient, I am not a king, I am only the son of a Qurayshite woman who used to eat qadid (sliced meat dried in sun).

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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Hushaym Ibn Bashir informed us: he said: Husayn informed us on the authority of Abu Malik, he said:

The prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) had relationship with all the branhes of the Quraysh and there was no sub-tribe which had not a share in his relationship; it is why Allah said to him: Say (O Prophet), I do not want a return for my solicitations but that you should show considerations for my relationship and protect me.

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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Sa’id Ibn Mansur informed us; he said: Hushaym informed us; he said: Dawud informed us on the authority of Sha`bi: he said:

There were divergent interpretations of this verse; … so it was written to Ibn `Abbas who replied that the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) had relationship with all the branches of the Quraysh and there was no sub-tribe which had not a share in his genealogy, so Allah the Most High and Exalted revealed to him: Say (O Prophet!), I want no return for my solicitations except the relationship that subsists between us, you should have a consideration for it and protect me. (Surah 42:23)

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Ya`qub Ibn Ishaq al-Hadrami informed’ us; he said: ‘Amr Ibn Abi Zŕ’idah informed us; he said:

I heard `Ikrimah interpreting the verse of Allah … He said: There was scarcely a sub-tribe of the Quraysh, which had not a relationship with the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam); so he said to them if they were not protecting him for what he had brought to them, they could protect him for his relationship.

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Ahmad Ibn `Abd Allah Ibn Yunus informed us; he said: Isra’il informed us on the authority of Salim, he on the authority of Sa’id Ibn Jubayr:

In the interpretation of the verse … He interpreted it thus: Show me consideration of my relationship with you.

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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Waki` Ibn al-Jarráh informed us on the authority of his father, he on the authority of Isra’il, he on the authority of Abu Ishaq, he on the authority of al-Bara Ibn ‘Azib; (second chain), he (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Ubayd Allah Ibn Musa al-`Abasi, Qabisah Ibn ‘Uqbah al-Suwá’i and al-Dahhak Ibn Makhlad al-Shaybŕni informed us; they said: Sufyan al-Thawri informed us on the authority of Abu Ishŕq, he on the authority of al-Bara Ibn ‘Azib; (third chain) he (Ibn Sa`d) said: Wahb Ibn Jarir Ibn Hazim, ‘Affan Ibn Muslim and Hisham Abu al-Walid ‘Abd al-Malik a1-Tayalisi said: Shu`bah informed us on the authority of Abu Ishaq; he on the authority of al-Bara Ibn ‘Azib

That he heard the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) reciting on the day of Hunayn: “I am a Prophet and there is no falsehood in (this claim), and I am the grandson (lit: son) of `Abd al-Muttalib.”

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: “Al-Dahhak Ibn Makhlad al-Shaybŕni informed us on the authority of Shabib Ibn Bishr, he on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, he on the authority of Ibn ‘AbbAs:

“He interpreted the verse (Al-Qur’an, 26:219 and your turning in those prostrating) as from Prophet to Prophet, from Prophet to Prophet till (Allah said) I shall raise you as a Prophet.”

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Sa’id Ibn Sulayman al-Wŕsiti and Muhammad Ibn al-Sabbáh al-Bazzŕz (cloth-merchant) informed us on the authority of Isma’il Ibn Ja’far; he said: `Amr i.e. Ibn Abi ‘Amr the mawlá of al-Muttalib informed us on the authority of Sa’id i.e. al-Magburi; he informed us on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, saying:

The Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said: I have been raised in the best period of mankind i.e. every successive period was better and mine is the best.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Abd al-Wahháb Ibn `Atá al-`Ijli informed us on the authority of Said Ibn Abi ‘Arubah, he on the authority of Qatŕdah; he said:

It has been mentioned to us that the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said: When Allah wants to raise a prophet He chooses the best tribe of the people and then He chooses the best man.

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