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  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 14
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 14

    Rate this post This volume covers the years 21-23/641-43 of the caliphate of ‘Umar b. al-Khattab. It can be divided into two distinct and almost equal parts: the first concerning the Muslim conquests in Iran and the east, and the second concerning ‘Umar himself, his assassination, and an assessment of the caliph and the man. […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 13
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 13

    Rate this post This volume deals with the aftermath of the decisive battle at al-Qadisiyyah described in the previous volume. First, the conquest of southern Iraq is consolidated; in rapid succession there follow the accounts of the battles at Burs and Babil. Then in 16/637 the Muslim warriors make for the capital al-Mada’in, ancient Ctesiphon, […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 12
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 12

    Rate this post The present volume of the History of al-Tabari deals with the years 14 and 15 of the Islamic era, which correspond to A.D. 635-637. The nascent Islamic state had just emerged victorious from the crisis that followed the Prophet’s death in 632 and had suppressed what was known as the riddah (“apostasy”) […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 11
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 11

    Rate this post Although this volume deals with the part of al-Tabari’s History covering the years 12 and 13 (633-35), in the caliphates of Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and ‘Umar b. al-Khattab, the narratives contained in it, which are lengthy and detailed, are concerned with the first Muslim conquests in Iraq and Syria. Although it might […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 10
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 10

    Rate this post Volume X of al-Tabari’s massive chronicle is devoted to two main subjects. The first is the selection of Abu Bakr as the first caliph or successor to the Prophet Muh’ammad following the Prophet’s death in 632 C.E. This section of the History reveals some of the inner divisions that existed within the […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 9
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 9

    Rate this post This volume deals with the last two and a half years of the Prophet’s life. In addition to the three major expeditions to Hunanyn, Ta’if, and Tabuk, it describes in detail the circumstances surrounding the illness from which he died and the subsequent crisis of leadership faced by the nascent Muslim community. […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 8
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 8

    Rate this post This volume covers the history of the Muslim community and the biography of Prophet Muhammad in the middle Medinan years. It begins with the unsuccessful last Meccan attack on Medina, known as the battle of the Trench. Events following this battle show the gradual collapse of Meccan resistance to Islam. The next […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7 2.5 (50%) 8 votes The contents of this volume are extremely significant: The specific events in this earliest period set precedents for what later became established Islamic practice. The book deals with the history of the Islamic community at Medina during the first four years of the Islamic period–a […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 6
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 6
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 6

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 6 3.33 (66.67%) 3 votes The sixth volume of the translation of al-Tabari’s History deals with the ancestors of Muhammad, with his own early life, and then with his prophetic mission up to the time of his Hijrah or emigration to Medina. The topics covered mean that this volume is […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 5 2 (40%) 4 votes This volume of al-Tabari’s History has a particularly wide sweep and interest. It provides the most complete and detailed historical source for the Persian empire of the Sasanids, whose four centuries of rule were one of the most glorious periods in Persia’s long history. It […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 4
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 4
    3.63 (72.5%) 8 votes

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 4

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 4 3.63 (72.5%) 8 votes In this volume Tabari takes up the history of the ancient world, focusing on the Iranians and the Israelites after the time of Solomon. He establishes a comparative chronology between the two nations; viewing Bahman, the Persian king, as the son of Esther, and his […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 3
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 3
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    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 3

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 3 4 (80%) 4 votes This volume continues the stories of the Israelite patriarchs and prophets who figured in Volume II, as well as of the semi-mythical rulers of ancient Iran. In addition to biblical, Qur’anic, and legendary accounts about Moses, Aaron, and the exodus of the Children of Israel […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2
    3.69 (73.85%) 13 votes

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2 3.69 (73.85%) 13 votes This volume records the lives and efforts of some of the prophets preceding the birth of Mohammad. It devotes most of its message to two towering figures–Abraham, the Friend of God, and his great-grandson, Joseph. The story is not, however simply a repetition of Biblical […]

  •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1
    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1
    2.85 (57.04%) 27 votes

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1

    The History of Al-Tabari Volume 1 2.85 (57.04%) 27 votes Volume I of the Fourty volume translation of Tabari’s great History begins with the creation of the world and ends with the time of Noah and the Flood. It not only brings a vast amount of speculation about the early history of mankind into sharp Muslim […]

  •  The Islamic Conquest of Syria
    The Islamic Conquest of Syria
    2.97 (59.4%) 199 votes

    The Islamic Conquest of Syria

    The Islamic Conquest of Syria 2.97 (59.4%) 199 votes The Islamic Conquest of Syria, is a first complete English translation of Futuhusham, the night century Arabic classic detailing the Muslim advance in Syria. The English reader has, for the first time, the opportunity to read about the great epic struggle of a small ill-equipped band […]

  •  1066 – How Islamaphobia came to the British Isles
    1066 – How Islamaphobia came to the British Isles
    3.07 (61.48%) 203 votes

    1066 – How Islamaphobia came to the British Isles

    1066 – How Islamaphobia came to the British Isles 3.07 (61.48%) 203 votes This book is the first in a series of Islamic History books which shows its reader the reality of many Historical events and how the West have glossed, conveniently forgotten, manipulated and simply lied to absolve themselves from their bloody deeds. During the […]

  •  Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
    Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
    3.11 (62.12%) 66 votes

    Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

    Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) 3.11 (62.12%) 66 votes Spearheaded by legendary scholars Ibn Katheer and Ibn Hishaam comes this authentic seerah of the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) life. From his childhood to his death, the book provides carefully narrated Hadiths to provide the detailed Sunnah of the Prophet’s life. Well informed and […]

  •  The City of Seven Citadels and Muhammad’s (s) Gifts
    The City of Seven Citadels and Muhammad’s (s) Gifts
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    The City of Seven Citadels and Muhammad’s (s) Gifts

    The City of Seven Citadels and Muhammad’s (s) Gifts 3.4 (68%) 5 votes The City of Seven Citadels and Muhammad’s (saww) Gifts by Fakhar al-Din Hijazi

  •  Commanders of the Muslim Army
    Commanders of the Muslim Army
    2.93 (58.7%) 123 votes

    Commanders of the Muslim Army

    Commanders of the Muslim Army 2.93 (58.7%) 123 votes This book is about the life stories of Prophet Muhammad’s companions who led the Muslim army and were trained by the Prophet. These great martial commanders improved upon and developed the strategies and principles.

  •  The Fatimids and Their Successors in Yaman
    The Fatimids and Their Successors in Yaman
    3.12 (62.35%) 17 votes

    The Fatimids and Their Successors in Yaman

    The Fatimids and Their Successors in Yaman 3.12 (62.35%) 17 votes The Fatimids and Their Successors in Yaman: The History of an Islamic Community The Uyun al-akhbar is the most complete text by an Ismaili author on the history of the Ismaili community, from its origins up to Idris ‘Imad al-Din’s own time in the […]

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