The Historic Al Bidaya wan Nihaya 8 Vol. Set – FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Darussalam is proud to present the abridged English translation of the classic work, Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah. This set contains all 8 books which have been translated so far. Purchase this set at a discounted price. More parts are expected in the future, once they are translated and printed. Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah (The Beginning to The End) by the renowned scholar Ibn Kathir, is considered to be one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history. A unique feature of the book is that it not only deals with past events, but also talks about future events mentioned by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) until the Day of Judgment. Early Days The book starts by describing the beginning of creation- from the throne and the Kursi, the universe and all that is in it, such as the angels, the jinn and humans. The book also recounts stories from the lives of the prophets and their nations up to the times of the children of Israeel and the Days of Ignorance,which ended with the advent of the final Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH ). Life and Times of the Messengers The exact number of prophets and messengers sent by Allah is not known, but the Qur’an makes clear that all of the prophets were sent to various nations to preach Islamic monotheism. Muslims believe that all the Divine Messengers? Including those in common with Judaism and Christianity? Conveyed the same message of true monotheism and submission to the one God, Allah. Belief in these prophets and messengers is an essential part of the Islamic faith and Muslims do not differentiate between them, according them all the same respect and reverence. In Defence of the True Faith This volume contains a detailed account of the most momentous events from the Battle of Badr to the Battle of Mu’tah – that occurred to the Muslims under the leadership of the Messenger of Allah. Many of these events have become immortalized by the Noble Qur’an and continue to provide invaluable lessons to humanity, now and forever. Winning the Hearts and Souls This volume contains an account of the some of the most important expeditions and delegations that occurred in the lifetime and under the leadership of the Messenger of Allah. These events had a significant impact on the spread of the Islamic faith to all the corners of Arabia and beyond. Miracles and Merits of Allah’s Messenger This Book focus on the events that took place after the death of the messenger of Allah, such as the choosing of Abu bakar as the Caliph, the ghusl of the prophet and his burial. The book then discusses the blessed and beautiful characteristics and merits of the prophet and then goes on to describe the miracles that he performed. Ibn katheer than compares the miracles given to prophet Muhammad with those that were given to other prophets ; he then shows that prophet Muhammad collectively received the same miracles that were granted to other prophets separately. The Valley Came Alive – Life of the Last Messenger This volume contains a detail account of the life and times of the Messenger of Allah taken from a number of historical and traditional sources. The book reports the events of his blessed life, his battles, military campaigns, the delegations that met him, and sheds light upon the unique exemplary qualities, virtues and signs of his Messengership that make him a guide and role-model for all of humanity until the end of time. Caliphate of Banu Umayyah The Umayyad Caliphate (c. 661-750 CE/41-132 AH) was the second of the four major Islamic caliphates established after the death of Muhammad (SAW). Although the Umayyad family originally came from the city of Makkah, their capital was Damascus. At its greatest extent, it covered more than five million square miles, making it one of the largest empires the world had yet seen, and the seventh largest contiguous empire ever to exist.