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Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah : English, 4 Vols
Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah : English, 4 Vols
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Details: From the Beginning to the End : (4 Volumes) English, New
"Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah " : Back in Stock March 2017,
*[A4] Hardback with Dustjacket - 3236 pages in 4 Volume Set,
by Hafidh ibn Kathir [d.774H],
*Published by Darul Ishat, Pakistan.

Description :

This 4 Volumed work is an abridged Engligh translation of the Classical text Al-Bidayah wa 'l-Nihayah (The Beginning and the End) or Tarikh ibn Kathir (The history [book of] Ibn Kathir), one of the most comprehensive sources of Islamic history.

This set contains:

    *** The story of Creation and the sending of Man upon the earth,
    *** Ummahs (Prophets) of the Past,
    *** Life of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,
    *** The Lives of the Noble Caliphs & Islamic History upto 768 AH,
    *** Before and After the last Hour.

This book is essentially a History of Islam and Muslims from the Prophet Adam, Peace be Upon him, until the author's time.

About the Author :  Imaad ud-Din Isma'il Ibn 'Umar Ibn ibn Kathir, originally from Basra (Syria) – and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi'i school of thought. Ibn Kathir was born in the year 700 AH.  His father died when he was only four years old and was taken in by his brother and moved to Damascus in 706. Here, he learned from great scholars such as Ibn Asakir, Ishaq ibn Yahya al-Amudi. He also studied under various other sheikhs who gave him permission in fiqh and Hadith. He made many academic contributions to Islamic sciences.

The following are amongst his most prominent :Tafsir of the Qur’an,  Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah: a history of Muslims from Adam until Ibn Kathir’s time,  At-Takmeel: a book on the science of Asma al Rijal (profiles of transmitters of Hadith), Jami`ul Masaneed: a book that collects the Hadith from ten major books of Hadith.

Table of Contents :

Volume [1] : Story of Creation, Ummahs of the Past, & The Life of Muhammad,

---Total 982 pages,

---About the Author - Ibn Kathir,
------Name and Family Tree,
------His Teachers,

------Description of the Creation of the Throne and the Chair,

---About the Creation of the Heavens and the Earth and What is Between Them,
---About the Seven Earths,
---On Oceans and Rivers,
---The Creation of Angels.

Ummahs of the Past :

---The Story of Dhul Qarnayn,
---The Story of the Ashab al-Kahf,
---The Story of 2 Men : A Believer and a Disbeliever,
---The Story of the Ashab al-Jannah,
---The Story of the People of Aylah who transgressed on the Sabbath,
---The Story of Qarun,
---Sories of Trustworthy men and corresponding Ahadith,
---About the Bani Isra'il,

Stories of the Prophets, upon them be peace,

---Sayyiduna Adam, alayhi salam,
---The Story of Habil and Qabil,
---Sayyiduna Idris, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Nuh, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Hud, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Saleh, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Ibrahim al-Khalil, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Ismail, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Ishaq, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Lut, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Shu'ayb, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Ayyub, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Zul-Kifl, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Yunis, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Musa, alayhi salam,
---Musa and Khidr, alayhi'm al-Salam,
---Sayyiduna Yushya, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Khidr, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Ilyas, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Hizqil, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna al-Yasa, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Dawud, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Danyal, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Uzayr, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna Zakariya and Sayyiduna Yahya, alayhi salam,
---Sayyiduna 'Isa, alayhi salam,
---Sayyidah Maryam blessed with a child,

Life of Prophet Muhammad, salla Allahu ta'ala 'alayhi wa Sallam,

---Background to Life and Events before the Prophets Birth,
------The Banu Ismai'il, the Arabs of Hijaz and Jahiliyyah,
------The Great Ancestors,
------The Quraysh,
------Great Men of the Pre-Islamic Days,
------Some Events during the Fatrah,

---The Life of Allah's Messenger, ﷺ,
------His Ancestry,
------The Name Muhammad, as mentioned in Ash-Shifa of Qadi Iyad,
------The Birth of the Prophet, ﷺ,
------Description of His Birth and Events Surrounding His Birth,
------The Signs on the Night of His Birth,
------Upbringing and Allah's Protection and Favours,
------Hilf Fudul,
------Marriage with Khadijah, radi Allahu ta'ala anha,
------Rebuilding of the Ka'bah,
------The Mission of Allah's Messenger, ﷺ,
------Choice of Islam,
------Events upon the Prophet's, ﷺ, Birth,
------The 'Right' of Muhammad, ﷺ,
------Description of the Prophet in other Scripture.

The Manner of the Beginning of the Revelation

---The First Wahy (Revelation),
---Guarding the Heavens,
---Jinns become Muslims,
---The First of those Sahabah who embraced Islam,
---Command to Convey the Message to Everyone,
---Arguments of the stubborn Idolators,
---Emigration to Ethiopia,
---Opposition of Quraysh Tribes to Banu Hashim,
---Year of Famine.

The 'Isra - The Prophet's, ﷺ, Night Journey from Makkah to Bayt al-Maqdis,

---The Journey,
------Opening of the Heart,
------Meeting the Prophet's, upon them be peace,
------Vision of Allah Almighty,
------Physical Miraj,
------Jibril, alayhi salam,

---The Splitting of the Moon,
---Abu Talib's Death,
---Sayyidah Khadija's Death, may Allah be pleased with her,
---Prophet's marriage,
---Islam amongst The Ansar,
---The Pact of Aqabah

The Hijrah :

---Permission to Emigrate,
---Allah's Messenger, ﷺ, Hijrah with Abu Bakr Siddiq, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---The Cave, Spiders-Web and Pidgeon,
---The Prophet's, ﷺ, Entry into Madinah,
---Hundreds of People Welcomed Him,
---Is Makkah Excellent or Madinah ?
---Major Events of the 1st Year of the Hijrah,
---Excellence of Masjid al-Quba,
---Construction of Masjid al-Nabawi,
------The Mimbar Wept,
---Bonds of Brotherhood between the Muhajirs and the Ansar,
---The Covenant,
---Marriage with Sayyidah Ayshah, radi Allahu ta'ala anha,
---The Salah,

Events of Year 2 After Hijri :

---The Book of the Battles,
---The Hypocrites (Munafiqeen),
---The First Battle,
---The First Martyr,
---Change of Qiblah - First Salah towards the Ka'bah,
---Fasting during the month of Ramadan,
---The Battle of Badr,
---Abu Jahl Killed,
---Consultation about the Captives,
---Examples of the Sahabah, may Allah be pleased with them all,
---Badr : The Participants and the Martyrs,
---Marriage of Sayyadina Ali, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, with Sayyadah Fatimah al-Zahra, radi Allahu ta'ala anha,

The Year 3 After Hijri :

---Battle of Uhud,
---Sayyadina Hamzah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, Martyred,
---The Prophet, ﷺ, is injured,
---Prayer of the Prophet, ﷺ, after Uhud,
---Number of Martyrs.

Events of 4 After Hijri :

---Expedition of Abu Salamah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Khubayb's, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, Execution,
---Conspiracy to kill the Prophet, ﷺ,
---The Expedition of Damri,
---Surah al-Hashr,

Events of 5 After Hijri :

---Battle of Khandaq,
---Delaying the Salah,
---Sayyadina Ali's, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, Courage,
---Nu'aym ibn Masud,
---Battle of Banu Qurayzah,
---About Amr ibn 'Aas,
---Marriage with Umm Habibah, radi Allahu ta'ala anha,
---Marriage with Zaynab bint Jahsh, radi Allahu ta'ala anha,
---The Verse of the Veil.

Events of 6 After Hijri :

---Expedition of Zu Qarad,
---Battle of Banu Mustaliq (Expedition of Muraysi),
---Marriage with Juwayriyah bint Harith, radi Allahu ta'ala anha
---Expedition of the Hudaybiyah,
---The Quraysh,
---The Miracles of Hudaybiyah,

Events of 7 After Hijri :

---The Battle of Khaybar,
---Who killed Marhab ?
---Donkey Meat and Horse Flesh,
---Mu'tah marriage prohibited,
---Conquest and Distribution,
---Ja'far ibn Abu Talib and his group return,
---Poisoned Meat,
---The Redeeming Umrah,
---Marriage with Maymunah, radi Allahu ta'ala anha.

Events of 7 After Hijri :

---Amr ibn 'Aas, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Khalid ibn Walid, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Battle of Mu'tah,
---Ibn Rawahah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Virtues of Zayd ibn Harithah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Virtues of Ja'far Tayyar, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Virtues of Abdullah ibn Rawahah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Letter sent by Allah's Messenger, ﷺ, to the Kings, inviting them to Embrace Islam,
---Letter to Muqawqis,
---Death of Negus.

Events of 8 After Hijri :

---The Conquest of Makkah,
---Hatib ibn Abu Balta'ah, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu,
---Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib,
---Abu Sufyan,
---Description of the Prophet's, ﷺ, entry into Makkah,
---Salah ad-Duha (Chast),
---Maqam al-Ibrahim,
---Salah within the Ka'bah,
---Khalid bin Walid, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, sent to Banu Jadhimah,
---Bayah (Pledge of Allegiance),
---Surah an-Nasr,
---Battle of Hawazin and the Battle of Hunayn,
---The Prophet's, ﷺ, bravery,
---Battle of Awtas,
---Battle of Ta'if,
---Hadith of Ansar,
---Halimah Sa'diyah,

Events of 9 After Hijri :

---The Battle of Tabuk during the month of Rajab,
---Uthman, radi Allahu ta'ala anhu, the Most Generous,
---The Ruins of Thamud,
---The Prophet's, ﷺ, Sermon at Tabuk,
---To Walk in Front of a Worshipper,
---Funeral Salah in Absentia,
---Envoy of Qaysar,
---The Miracle of Water from the Prophet's, ﷺ, Hands,
---Conspiracy Against the Prophet, ﷺ,
---Masjid al-Dirar,
---Hadith of Ka'b,
---Thirty-Six Hypocrites,
---The Delegation of Thaqif,
---Abdullah ibn Ubayys Death,
---Abu Bakr as Ameer of Hajj,

Volume [2]. The Life of Muhammad, ﷺ, & The Lives of the Noble Caliphs,

------Total 938 pages.

Volume [3]. From 74AH to 600AH.

------Total 725 pages.

Volume [4]. From 601AH to 768AH Before and After the Last Hour,

------Total 594 pages.

* The publishers are NON ASWJ. We advice using this book for reference and research purposes. If in doubt please consult your local scholar.

Sub-continent print and translation.

Single Volume Dimensions : 25 x19cm.

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