The Historic Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya 7 Vol. Set
Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah (The Beginning to The End) by the renowned scholar Ibn Kathir, is considered one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history.
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 7 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 Israel 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. Do 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 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 detailed 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.
Emaad Ed-Deen Isma'eel Ibn 'Umar Ibn ibn Kathir, originally from Busra (Syria) and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi`ee school of thought. Ibn Kathir was born in the year 700 AH or little later in an area called Majdal, near Busra, west of Damascus. His father died when he was only four years old and was taken in by his brother and moved to Damascus in 706. Here, he learned from great scholars such as Ibn Asakir, Ishaq ibn Yahya al-Amudi and the great Ibn Taymiyyah who was extremely close to him. He also studied under various other sheikhs who gave him permission in fiqh and Hadith. He made many academic contributions to Islamic sciences.
He made many academic contributions to Islamic sciences. The following are amongst his most prominent:
Tafseer of the Qur'an, Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah: a history of Muslims from Adam until Ibn Kathir's time, At-Takmeel: a book on the science of Asmaaul Rijal (profiles of transmitters of Hadith), Jami`ul Masaneed: a book that collects the Hadith from ten major books of Hadith, , The classes of Shafi`ee scholars: a list of scholars following the Imam, Extraction of the traditions of Tanbeeh (a Shafi`ee book of jurisprudence), The commentary on al-Bukhari (which he did not finish), The book of laws (again, he did not complete it), The summary to the science of Hadith; a synopsis to the introduction of Ibn Saah's work, Extraction of the traditions to the summary of Ibn Hajib, Musnad of the two sheikhs (Abu Bakr and Umar), Biography of the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, The epistle of Jihad.
Al-Hafiz Ibn hajar Al-Asqalani said, Ibn Kathir lost his sight just before his life ended. He died in Damascus in 774A.H. May Allah grant him Mercy and make him amongst the residents of Jannah (Heavenly Garden) .