Biographical Dictionary of the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad, ﷺ,The Earliest Biographies of the Seventh Century Arabians,*[-A5] Paperback - 231 pages,by Dr. M..A.J. Beg,Printed in Malaysia.Description :Biographical Dictionary of The Companions (Sahabah) of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is a research work in which the biographies of the Sahabah are reconstructed on the basis of the original extant Arabic historical, literary and biographical sources. The careers of the Sahabah were intertwined with the life of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and they contributed to the the preservation of Islamic Law and religious life and the development of Islamic Empire. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, described these followers as the best generation of Muslims who spread the message of Islam and the ideals of their faith in their every day lives. Their biographies occupy a pivotal position in helping us to understand the early progress of Islam in Middle Eastern History and Civilisation. Some of these worthies are seen by the Islamic Ummah as the great role models and heroes of Islamic history.Table of Contents :---Introduction to Arabian Lives in Antiquity,------1. Pre-Islamic gods and goddesses in Arabia,------2. Hanifism (Abrahimic monotheism in Arabia),------3. Deviation from Abrahamic faith in Arabia,------4. Arabian Paganism or Polytheism,------5. The origins of Judaism and Christianity in Arabia. ---The A to Z of the Islamic Arabs : Biographical Dictionary of the Companions of Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,---Appendix 1 : The Ten Receivers of Glad Tidings (al-'Asharah w'al-Mubashsharah),---Appendix 2 : Khawarij,---Appendix 3 : Banu Shaybah,---Appendix 4 : Suhayb al-Rumi.---Bibliography,---Index of Names.