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Ṫābi‘ al-Ṫābi‘īn (Arabic: تابع التابعين) is the generation after the Tabi'in in Islam. Sunni Muslims include them among the best generations on Earth, along with the Tabi‘in and the Sahaba.
Definition according to the Sunnis
The Sunnis define a Ṫābi‘ aṫ-Ṫābi‘īn as a Muslim who:
- Saw at least one of the Tabi‘in.
- Was rightly guided. (That would be, according to Sunnis, one who adheres to the beliefs and actions of the Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jama'ah).
- And the one who died in that state. Sunnis consider the Taba‘ at-Tabi‘in as the best generation after the Tabi‘in.
According to them Muhammad said, "The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them (Tabi‘in), and then those coming after (the second generation)" Sahih Bukhari
List of Ṫaba‘ aṫ-Ṫabi‘in
Abū Ḥanīfa is considered by some to have been one of the Tabi'een, the generation after the Sahabah, and by others to be from the Ṫabi' al-Ṫabi'in.
Other Ṫaba' at-Ṫabi'in