Ata ibn Abi Rabah

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Ata ibn Abi Rabah
Born 33 AH[1]
Died 114 AH or 115 AH
Main interests
Fiquh and Hadith

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] He was originally from Africa. [3] Also he was known to be the first Imam of Mecca[4] Al Bukthair has quoted him in his book about 109 times. [5]


According to Muhammad ash-Shawkani, a 19th century Sunni Islamic scholar [6] and Ibn Hazm, an 11th century Sunni Islamic scholar,[7]



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. ^ Willis, John Ralph (2014-06-03). Slaves and Slavery in Africa: Volume One: Islam and the Ideology of Enslavement. Routledge. ISBN 9781317792147. 
  4. ^ "Welcome to Muslim Scholars Database from Arees". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Qaala Rasul Allah (saw) - Comprehensive Hadith Database - قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  6. ^ al-Awtar Volume 6 page 53 chapter Nikah Mut'ah
  7. ^ Al-Muhalla In the 9th section of the chapter of Marriage Ibn Hazm gives a detailed account of Mut'ah and its regulations.
  8. ^ Tafsir Dur al-Manthur Volume 2 p. 41 Ayat Mut'ah Arabic