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Biographical dictionary. Arranged by rank, class, or generation. The selection of biographies can be thematic by religious profession, geographical by city or region, or chronological. Entries typically include the person's genealogy, marriage(s), child(ren), acceptance of Islam, declaration of allegiance to Muhammad (bayah), reports about the person's contributions to Islam, and information about death, funeral, and attending mourners.

See also Hagiography

Subjects: Islam.

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