Ata ibn Abi Rabah

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Ata ibn Abi Rabah
Born 33 AH [1]
Died 114 AH or 115 AH
Era Medieval era
Region Middle Eastern scholar

Ata ibn Abi Rabah (Arabic: عطاء بن أبي رباح‎) was a prominent Tabi'i, a Mufassir, Muhaddith (muslim transmitter of hadith), faqih and Mufti of Mecca. He was born in Yemen of Nubian parents and raised in Mecca as a client of the Abi Khuthaym family. He was a student of Ibn Abbas and `Abd Allah ibn `Umar and was often quoted by his 8th century student, the Islamic scholar Ibn Jurayj [2]


According to Muhammad ash-Shawkani, a 19th century Sunni Islamic scholar [3] and Ibn Hazm, a 11th century Sunni Islamic scholar,[4] after the death of Muhammad, Ata verdicted that Nikah Mut'ah was legal.



He quoted hadith from:

His hadith were quoted by:

traditions from him are recorded by Imams Bukhari, Muslim, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nasa'i, Abu Dawood, Ibn Maja, and Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal. 'Ataa narrates over 100 traditions in each of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.


  1. ^ In Tadheeb al Itidal, Asqalani states clearly that Ati' was born, two years before Uthman's reign come to an end.
  2. ^ a b c d e
  3. ^ al-Awtar Volume 6 page 53 chapter Nikah Mut'ah
  4. ^ Al-Muhalla In the 9th section of the chapter of Marriage Ibn Hazm gives a detailed account of Mut'ah and its regulations.
  5. ^ Tafsir Dur al-Manthur Volume 2 p. 41 Ayat Mut'ah Arabic