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Title: The life and Social Conditions of Women in the Primitive Islamic Community as depicted in the 8th Volume of the Tabaqat al-Kubra of Ibn SaÂ’d and the 6th Volume of the Musnad of Ibn Hanbal
Author: Stern, G. H.
Awarding Body: School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Current Institution: SOAS, University of London
Date of Award: 1937
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This examination of the social conditions and life of the women of the early Islamic community has been made on the information to be found in the eighth volume of the Tabaqat al-Kubrq, of Muhammad b. Sa'd and the sixth volume of the Musnad of Ahmad b. Hanbal. Muhammad b. Sa'd and b. Hanbal were contemporaries, - though the latter outlived the former by eleven years, - at a period when Muslim literature and thought were developing in many new directions, namely, the end of the second century and the beginning of the third century of the Muslim era. They both studied tradition and had several teachers in common, yet the knowledge they acquired was utilised for different purposes. This difference in the arrangement of their material has proved most valuable in the present examination, as it has provided a means of verifying the contents of the traditions to a certain extent. The information on the life and career of Muhanmad b. Sa'd b. Mani az-Zuhri Abu 'Abdallah is very limited. He must have been born at Basrah in 167 or 168 A. H., as it is said that he died at Baghdad in 230 A. H. at the age-of sixty- two and was buried in the cemetery of Nab ash-Shams b.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: JISC Digital Islam
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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