History of Islam (2 Volume Set)
This book by the late professor Masudul Hasan covers the entire history of Islam from Prophet Adam, alayhi-salam, to the nineteenth century. Well researched and very readable, it fulfils the need for an overall history of Islam in a proper perspective.
Contains detailed accounts of each prophet and caliph and land where Islam reached; the history of the Qur'an, Hadith, Fiqh, and Tasawwuf; and history of the development of literature, geography, history, philosophy, political science, physical science, astronomy, medicine, mathematics, and art in the Islamic empire.
The author, Professor Masudul Hasan, lived through most of the twentieth century. He started writing in 1974 and died before he could finish the third volume.
Please note this is the first edition, not the revised.