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Sulaiman ibn Ahmad At-Tabarani
Title Al-Tabarani
Born 260 AH [874 CE]
Died 360 AH [971 CE]
Era Islamic golden age
Religion Islam
Creed Sunni
Main interest(s) Hadith
Notable work(s) Al-Mu'jam al-Kabeer, Al-Mu'jam Al-Awsat, Al-Mu'jam As-Saghir

Abu ’l-Qāsim Sulaymān ibn Ayyūb ibn Muṭayyir al-Lakhmī al-Ṭabarānī was one of the most important hadith scholars of his age.[1]


From amongst his students were: Ahmad bin 'Amr bin 'Abdul-Khaliq Al-Basri and Abu Bakr Al-Bazzar.


He is known primarily for three works on hadith:[1]

  • al-Muʿjam al-Kabīr – from which he excluded the traditions of Abu Hurayra
  • al-Mu'jam al-Awsat – which contains traditions from Abu Hurayra
  • al-Mu'jam as-Saghir – which gave a hadith from each of his masters.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Fierro, Maribel (2000). "al-Ṭabarānī". In Bearman, P. J.; Bianquis, Th.; Bosworth, C. E.; van Donzel, E.; Heinrichs, W. P. The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume X: T–U. Leiden: E. J. Brill. p. 10. ISBN 90-04-11211-1.
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