The History of the Khalifahs PB

The History of the Khalifahs  -
Who took the right way.
*[A5] Paperback - 246 pages,  3rd Revised Edition.
by Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti,
Translated by Abdassamad Clarke.

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Taken from Tarikh al-Khulafa - History of the Caliphs; this classical work presents authentic hadith about the first four Khalifahs of Islam, may Allah be pleased with them, illustrating both the integrity and wisdom that they displayed in governance. It also includes biographies of all of the subsequent caliphs of Islam up until those contemporary with the author himself, as well as accounts of peripheral competing caliphates and dynasties.

Also included is Hadrat Imam Hasan ibn Ali, May Allah be pleased with him; because of his action in healing the divisions in the early community and legitimately handing power over to Hadrat Mu'awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan, May Allah be pleased with him, under whose rule the Muslims enjoyed a substantial period of civil peace and prosperity.

This book also highlights their contributions to that body of practice which is known as the Sunnah.

Imam al-Suyuti : Abd al-Rahman ibn Kamal al-Din Abi Bakr ibn Muhammad ibn Sabiq al-Din, Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti (849-911AH), the mujtahid Imam and renewer (mujaddid) of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, encyclopedist, historian, and biographer and probably one of the most prolific of all Islamic writers. There are an enormous number of his essays and treatises preserved today. A number of his writings concerned scientific topics or issues related to natural science and food and regimen, amongst other things.   

The translator: Abdassamad Clarke is the translator of a number of classical works.



Table of Contents :

---Preface to the First Edition,
---Preface to the Second Edition,
---Preface to the Third Edition.

---Abu Bakr as-Siddiq,
----His name and affectionate nickname,
----His birth and early life,
----Abu Bakr was the most abstinent of men in the Jahiliyyah,
----His description,
----His acceptance of Islam,
----His companionship and expeditions,
----His bravery and that he was the bravest of Companions,
----His spending his wealth on the Messenger of Allah and that he was the most generous of the Companions,
----His knowledge and that he was the most knowledgeable of the Companions and the most intelligent of them,
----His memorisation of the Qur'an,
----That he was the most eminent of the Companions and the best of them,
Section A:
----Those ayat which have been revealed in praise of him or in affirmation of him or other matters concerning him,
----The hadith related on his merit coupled with 'Umar, apart from what has already been mentioned,
----The hadith related on his merit alone, apart from what has already been mentioned,
----That which has been related from the Companions and the right-acting early generations on his merit.
Section B:
----The hadith and ayat which indicate his khilafah, and the words of the Imams on that,
----The oath of allegiance to him,
----That which happened in his khilafah,
----The collection of the Qur'an,
----The things in which he was first.
Section C:
----Some examples of his forbearance and humility,
Section D:
----His final illness, his death, his last testament, & his appointment of 'Umar as khalifah,
----What hadith with chains of transmission have been related from him,
----That which is narrated from as-Siddiq in commentary on the Qur'an,
----What is narrated from as-Siddiq of traditions which stop short at him, sayings, judgements, khutbahs and prayers,
----His words indicative of the strength of his fear of his Lord,
----That which is narrated from him in interpretation of dreams,
----A point of interest,
Section E :
----Some narrations,
Section F :
----Further hadiths with notes.

---Umar ibn al-Khattab,
---The reports on his acceptance of Islam,
---His emigration,
---The hadith on his merit, other than those already quoted in the chapter on as-Siddiq,
---Sayings of the Companions and first generations on him,
Section A :
---The agreement of (the views of) 'Umar (with subsequent confirmatory revelations of Qur'an),
---His miracles,
---Some particulars of his biography,
---His description,
---His khilafah,
---The things in which he was first,
---Some accounts of him and of his judgements,
Section B :
---Those of the Companions who died during his days.

---'Uthman ibn 'Affan :
----The hadith related on his merit apart from what have already been quoted,
----His khilafah,
----An observation,
Section A :
----The things in which 'Uthman was first,
----The notables who died during the time of 'Uthman.

---'Ali Ibn Abi Talib,
----His full name, birth, appearance and involvement in the battles,
----The numerous hadith related on his merit,
----The pledge of allegiance to 'Ali for the khilafah and what came about from that,
----Some fragments of accounts of 'Ali, his judgements,
----His words of wisdom,
----His commentary on the Qur'an,
----Some fragments of his astonishingly concise words,
----Those notable people who died during his time.

---Al-Hasan ibn 'Ali,
----His names and birth,
----His khilafah.

---Glossary of Arabic Terms,
---Appendix on the Imamate,



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