History of the Umayyad Caliphs

History of the Ummayad Caliphs,
Tarikh al-Khulafa, Part Two,
*[A5] Paperback -  108 pages,
by Imam Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti [d.911h],
English transl. by T.S. Andersson
Published by Taha.


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This is a relatively new title and new translation of Imam Jalal al-Din as-Suyuti's, may Allah be pleased with him, Tarikh al-Khulafa [Part Two].

Tarikh al-Khulafa is justly famous in Arabic, and rarely out of print. In the original it comprises the histories of all those who have been named as khulafa' right up to the age in which Imam as-Suyuti himself lived. For this volume the publishers have followed up 'The Khalifahs who Took the Right Way' - with this volume on the Umayyad Caliphs.

          ''That was a community which has long since passed away. It has what
            it earned. You have what you have earned. You will not be questioned
            about what they did
.'' - [Surah al-Baqarah 2:134].

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ''The leaders (Imams) are from Quraysh.'' Thus al-Khulafa ar-Rashidun, the Umayyads and the Abbasids were a single seamless Qurayshi dynasty until the Mongols extirpated that line, although a small rump caliphate was to endure in Cairo under the Mamluks until the time of our author, Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti, may Allah be merciful to him.



Imam Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti, may Allah be pleased with him, was a towering ninth century Egyptian scholar and is considered the reviver of his era. He was a prolific writer and has over 600 titles to his name, many of which are encylopaedic in nature and cover almost every science of his day. He travelled extensively to gather hadith, including Morocco, Chad, Syria, the Hjiaz, Yemen and even India.

Table of Contents :


---Translator's Introduction,
------Imam as-Suyuti & his Tarikh al-Khulafa'
---------Overview of the work,
---------It's place in Islamic Historiography,
---------As-Suyuti's historical and scholarly context,
---------Note on the Translation.

---[1]. Mu'awiya ibn Abi Sufyan,
---------Section on some accounts of him,
---[2]. Yazid ibn Muawiya Abu Khalid al-Umawi,
---[3]. Mu'awiya ibn Yazid,
---[4]. 'Abd-Allah ibn az-Zubayr,
---[5]. 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan,
---[6]. Al-Walid ibn 'Abd al-Malik,
---[7]. Sulayman ibn 'Abd al-Malik,
---[8]. 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz,
---------Section on his illness and death,
---[9]. Yazid ibn 'Abd al-Malik,
---[10]. Hisham ibn 'Abd al-Malik,
---[11]. Al-Walid ibn Yazid ibn 'Abd al-Malik,
---[12]. Yazid an-Naqis (Abu Khalid) ibn al-Walid,
---[13]. Ibrahim ibn al-Walid,
---[14]. Marwan al-Himar.



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