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The History of al-Tabari, Caliphate of Muawiyah
The History of al-Tabari, Caliphate of Muawiyah
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Details: The History of al-Tabari : Vol XVIII, New,
Between Civil Wars : The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah,
Volume 18, Ta'rikh al-Rusul wa'l-Muluk,
*[A5] Paperback - 272 pages,
by Imam Abu Jafar al-Tabari [d.310h],
Transl. by Michael g. Morony,
Edited by Ehsan Yar-Shater,
Published by SUNY Press, USA.

Description  :

Ta'rikh al-Rusul wa'l-Muluk : The History of The Prophets & Kings by Imam al-Tabari, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi.

Between Civil Wars : The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah, This 18th volume presents for the first time in English, Imam al-Tabari's complete account of the twenty-year long reign of the fifth caliph, Amir Mu'awiyah (661-680). The importance of this account lies partly in Imam al-Tabari's quotation of major portions of the work of earlier authors, such as Abu Mikhnaf and other eighth-century compilers.

It is also significant because Al-Tabari's selection of themes has had a decisive influence on modern interpretations of this period, particularly on the identification of what the important issues were in the works of Henri Lammens and Julius Wellhausen. Here one can read the exciting account of the Khariji revolt of Mustawrid ibn Ullifah, the impressive but controversial record of the governorship of Ziyad b. Abihi, the entertaining escapades of the poet Farazdaq in his youth, and the tragic story of Hibn 'Adi. Imam al-Tabari's presentation of different points of view about these and other events makes his account an indispensable source for early Islamic history.

About Imam al-Tabari :

He is Abū Jaʿfar Muhammad b. Jarīr al-Tabarī (d. 310/923). Imam al-Tabari, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, is one of the most famous Muslim scholars of the classical Islamic civilisation. He composed numerous books in Arabic in the fields of Islamic law, Qur’ān commentary, and history.

The only two of the larger works of Al-Tabari's to survive are his 'History of Messengers and Kings' (Tarikh al-Rasul wa al-Muluk) also referred to as 'History of al-Tabari' and his Qur’ānic commentary, 'The Comprehensive Exposition of the Interpretation of the Verses of the Qur’ān' (Jami` al-Bayan `an ta'wil ay al-Qur'an).
Imam  at-Tabari died at the age of 85 in the year 923 A.C. (310 H).

Table of Contents :

---Translator's Foreword

Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of, Mu`awiyah :

---The Events of the Year 40 (660/661),
------The Rendering of Allegiance to al-Hasan b. Ali,

---The Events of the Year 41 (665/662);
------Al-Hasan's surrender of al-Kufah to Mu'awiyah,
------The departure of al-Hasan and al-Husayn for al-Madinah,
------The Kharijites at Shahrazur,
------Mu'awiyah's order to kill the sons of Ziyad,
------Why 'Abdallah b. 'Amir was put in charge of al-Basrah and some events during his Activity there,

---The Events of the Year 42 (662/663);
------What happened to the Kharijites.

---The Events of the Year 43 (663/664);
------The killing of al-Mustawrid b.c Ullifah,

---The Events of the Year 44 (664/665);

---The Events of the Year 45 (665/666);
------Ziyad's governorship over al-Basrah,

---The Events of the Year 46 (666/667);
------The death of 'Abd al-Rahman b. Khalid b. al-Walid,

---The Events of the Year 47 (667/668);

---The Events of the Year 48 (668/669);

---The Events of the Year 49 (669/670);

---The Events of the Year 50 (670/671);
------Al-Faradzaq's flight from Ziyad,
------Al-Hakam b.'Amr raids al-Ashall,

---The Events of the Year 51 (671/672);
------Hujr b.'Adi's execution,
------Those whom Ziyad sent to Mu'awiyah,
------Hujr's companions who were killed,
------Hujr's companions who were saved,

---The Events of the Year 52 (672);

---The Events of the Year 53 (672/673);
------How Ziyad b. Sumayyah perished,
------How al-Rabi ' b. Ziyad al-Harithi died,

---The Events of the Year 54 (673/674);
------Why Mu'awiyah dismissed Sa'id & appointed Marwan as governor over al-Madinah,
------How 'Ubaydallah b. Ziyad became governor over Khurasan,

---The Events of the Year 55 (/674/675);
------Why Mu'awiyah dismissed 'Abdallah b. 'Amr b. Ghaylan and appointed 'Ubaydallah over al-Basrah,

---The Events of the Year 56 (675/676);
------Why Mu'awiyah made his Son, Yazid, heir apparent,

---The Events of the Year 57 (676/677);

---The Events of the Year 58 (677/678);
------Why 'Ubaydallah b. Ziyad killed the Kharijites,

---The Events of the Year 59 (678/679);
------Why Mu'awiyah appointed 'Abd al-Rahman b. Ziyad as governor of Khurasan,
------How Mu'awiyah dismissed and re-appointed 'Ubaydallah as governor of al-Basrah,
------Why Yazid b. Mufarrigh ridiculed the sons of Ziyad,

---The Events of the Year 60 (679/680);
------The length of Mu'awiyah's reign
------Mu'awiyah's last illness,
------Who led the prayer over Mu'awiyah when he died,
------Mu'awiyah's lineage and his Agnomen,
------Mu'awiyah's wives and children,
------Some of Mu'awiyah's Affairs and Conduct.


Also see Islamic History.

Books related to the Ahl al-Bayt,
Other works of Imam al-Tabari.

*Dimensions : 23 x 15.4cm.

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