Jamiy Karamat al-Awliya'a by mawlana sayyid yusuf an-nab'hani Siyar A'alam an-Nubala'a by imam dhahabi Mir'atu'l Jinan by imam yafi`yi imam qushayri's Risalah contains short biographies in the end. Jawahir al-MuDiyyah fi Tabaqat al-Hanafiyyah has concise biographies of Hanafi scholars. Tabaqat al-Shafiyiyyah by imam tajuddin as-subki is a comprehensive work mainly about shafi`yi imams. [Dhayl] Tabaqat al-Hanabilah by ibn rajab al-hanbali. Tabaqat al-Hanbaliyyah by ibn abi ya'ala. Hilyatu'l Awliya'a by imam abu nu`aym al-aSbahani is among the first of its kind. imam abu'l faraj ibn al-jawzi wrote an abridged version and named it Sifatu's Safwah. Tabaqat as-Sufiyah by imam abu `abdu'r RaHman as-sullami.