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Al-Shajara al-mubaraka (book)

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Al-Shajara al-mubaraka (book)
Author Fakhr al-Din al-Razi
Original title ألشّجَرَةُ المُبارَکة فی أنسابِ الطّالِبیة
Language Arabic
Series 1 vol.
Subject Abu Talib Family
Genre Geneology
Published 1419/1998
Publisher Ayatollah Mar'ashi Najafi Library

Al-Shajarat al-mubāraka fī ansāb al-Ṭālibīyya (Arabic: ألشّجَرَةُ المُبارَکَة فی أنسابِ الطّالِبیَّة) is a book concerning the genealogy of the Abu Talib Family, in particular, that of Imam Ali (a)'s children and progeny, in Arabic. The book has been attributed to Fakhr al-Din al-Razi al-Shafi'i (d. 606/1210), although some people deny such an attribution.


Main article: al-Fakhr al-Razi

Fakhr al-Din Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad b. 'Umar b. Husayn al-Razi al-Shafi'i, known as al-Fakhr al-Razi, was a well-known scholar, philosopher, theologian, and exegete of the Qur'an. He was born in 544/1150. He wrote many books in different fields, the best-known of which is his exegesis of the Qur'an, al-Tafsir al-kabir. He died in Dhu l-Hijja, 606 (March 1210).

Attribution of the Book

Some contemporary scholars have cast doubts on the attribution of al-Shajarat al-mubaraka to al-Fakhr al-Razi.


The author mentions Imam Ali's (a) children, Fatima al-Zahra (a), and other wives of the Imam (a), that is, Khawla bt. Qays, Fatima Umm al-Banin, and Sahba' al-Taghlibiyya. He then mentions the progeny of Imam al-Hasan (a) and their generations.

In another part of the book, the author mentioned the progeny of Imam al-Husayn (a), that is, the Shiite Imams (a). He also mentioned the progeny of Ja'far al-Kadhdhab, Musa al-Mubarqa', Isma'il b. Imam al-Sadiq (a), the progeny of Zayd b. Ali (a) and Muhammad al-Dibaj.

The next part of the book is concerned with the genealogy of Muhammad b. Hanafiyya's children. The author has also mentioned the progeny of Abu l-Fadl al-'Abbas (a), as well as the progeny of Ja'far b. Abi Talib and 'Aqil b. Abi Talib.

At the end of the book, the author provides a list of well-known male and female prominent figures from the progeny of Abu Talib, a list of their titles, as well as a list of places and mausoleums mentioned in the book.


Al-Shajarat al-mubaraka was published in 1409/1989. It was edited by Sayyid Mahdi Raja'i and was published by the Library of Ayatollah Mar'ashi Najafi in Qom.