Muhammad Ibn Saad

(d. 844)

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(d. 844)

Author of one of the earliest biographies of Muhammad and the compiler of the earliest known biographical dictionary, Kitab al-tabaqat al-kabir (The great book of generations). Systematized and organized the collection and presentation of biographical materials. His biography of Muhammad became an archetype in structure, content, and source materials for later literature addressing Muhammad's life, virtues, merits, and proofs of his prophethood.

Subjects: Islam.

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