Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Biographical Dictionary of the Prophet Muhammad's Companions

The Companions, frequently called "the Sahaba," are honored and revered by Sunni Muslims. Those Companions who did not support 'Ali ibn Abi Talib in the succession crisis following the Prophet's death in 632 C.E., either because they supported Abu Bakr or supported neither (the majority of the Sahaba), are reviled by Shi'i Muslims and even, historically, cursed.

Companions of the Prophet
Downloadable PDF of the first volume of a biographical dictionary in English on the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad.

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