Tābi‘ al-Tābi‘un (Arabic: تابع التابعين) is the generation after the Tabi‘un in Islam. Sunni Muslims include them among the best generations on Earth, along with the Tābi‘un and the Sahaba.
Definition according to the Sunnis
The Sunnis define a Tābiʿ al-Tābʿīn as a Muslim who:
- Saw at least one of the Tābi‘un.
- 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 Tabi' al-Tabi'un as the best generation after the Tābi‘un.
According to them Muhammad said, "The best people are those living in my generation, then those coming after them (Tābi‘un), and then those coming after (the second generation)" Sahih Bukhari
List of Tabi' al-Tabi'un