Biographies of the Four Imams

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Biographies of the Four Imams

Question: What are the best biographies of the Four Imams in English?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

The best biographies of the Four Imams in English are found in many sources, and all are very useful. One of the best is the book The Four Imams Their Lives, Works and Their Schools of Thought by Muhammad Abu Zahra:

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[Ustadh] Farid

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