Al Ibar fi Khabar man Ghabar : 2 Vols, Arabic, New,
*[A4] Hardback - Total 989 pages in 2 Volume Set,
by Imam Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Dhahabi,
Published by Dar al-Fikr.
Al Ibar fi Khabar man Ghabar by the prolific scholar, hadith master and historian; Imam Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Dhahabi, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, relates to the biographical history of Islam.
The author of this work, Shamsu’d-din ibn Uthman 'Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ahmad Shamsu’d-din ibn Uthman al-Dhahabi, at-Turkmani, rahmatullahi 'alayhi, commonly
known as adh-Dhababi, was born in Damascus in 1274/673. As a student,
he traveled widely, studying under many Shaykhs in Syria, Arabia, and
Egypt. His memory was legendary and he became a recognised authority in
many branches of knowledge but
especially in the hadith sciences and the different readings of the
Qur’an. He was also known as the foremost shaykh of analysis of
character (jarh wa ta‘dil), which has a particular bearing on this work,
dealing as it does with the inner frailties of the human being. He
wrote extensively and voluminously on many subjects, including a
forty-one volume book of general history and a twenty-three volume book
Single Volume Dimensions : 24.5 x 17.7cm.