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    Table I: Women in Islamic Biographical Collections

Author
 


Date
A.H./A.D.

 

Title1
 

Number of
Women's Entries2
 

Percentage of
Women's Entries
 

Time Span3
 

Ibn Sa'd

230/845

 

s629/4250

15  

 

Khalifa b. Khayyat

240/854

 

s128/3375

4

 

Ibn Hibban

354/965

 

ss324/11,489

3

 

Abu Nu'aym al-Isbahani

430/1038

 

s28/649  

4

 

Ibn 'Abd al-Barr

463/1070

 

s399/4225  

9

 

Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi

463/1071

 

s31/7800

<1   

 

Ibn al-Qaysarani

507/1113

 

s52/2405

2

 

Ibn 'Asakir

571/1176

 

s200/13,500

2

 

Ibn Al-Jawzi

597/1201

SS

ss240/1033      

23   

 

'Attar

628/1230

 

1/72   

1

 

Ibn Khallikan

681/1282

 

7/826  

<1   

 

Al-Dhahabi

748/1347

Siyar

93/5925  

2

 

Al-Safadi

764/1362

Wafi

281/9283   

3

 

Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani

852/1449

Isaba

s1551/1,304      

13   

 

Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani

852/1449

Tadh

s322/3043      

11   

 

Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalani

852/1449

Durar

198/5204    

4

8th

Ibn Taghirbirdi 874/1470   14/2798   <1     
Jami 898/1492   s35/564       6  
Al-Sakhawi 902/1497 Daw' s1075/11,691      9 9th
Al-Suyuti 911/1505 Nazm 5/200    2.5 9th
Al-Sha'rani 973/1565 TK s16/412        4  
Tashkopruzade 968/1560   0/514     0  
Al-Burini 1024/1615   0/155     0  
Al-Ghazzi 1061/1651 Kawak 12/1647    <1    10th
Ibn al-Imad 1089/1679   160/8481     2  

Al-Muhibbi

1111/1699

 

  0/1289   

0

11th

Al-Muradi

1236/1821

 

1/753   

<1   

12th

Al-Jabarti

1236/1821

 

0/546   

0

 

Mubarak

      /1886

 

11/285 Cairo

4

 

Abu al-Huda al-Sayyadi

1328/1909

 

5/89    

6

 

Al-Bitar

1337/1918

 

2/777   

<1   

13th

Al-Tabbakh

        1923

 

25/1333   

2

 

Man huwa fi suriya

        1951

 

31/1578   

2

contem.

Who's who         1968   25/2449    1 contem.
Zirikli         1970   15/1755 v.1 <1     
Who's Who         1986   106/4989     2 contem.
Ahmad         1987   s4/100     4  


Notes: For Bibliographic details, see the List of Biographical Collections
1. The title of the source is listed only if the author has written other works.
2. An s or ss indicates that biographies of women are placed in a separate section (s) or sections (ss).
3. Centenary and contemporary collections are indicated. All others are historical or retrospective.

Courtesy:
Ruth Roded. Women in Islamic Biographical Collections: From Ibn Sa'd to Who's Who
[Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1994] , p. 3

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