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    •  Noble Life of The Prophet (3 Vols)
      Noble Life of The Prophet (3 Vols)
      2.2 (44.44%) 9 votes

      Noble Life of The Prophet (3 Vols)

      Noble Life of The Prophet (3 Vols)2.2 (44.44%) 9 votes In this book, the events of the Prophet’s life, from the day he (S) was born and even before that day for background information-until the day he (S) died, have been recorded. Beyond enumerating the events of the Prophet’s life, lessons and morals from those […]

    •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 33
      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 33
      3.1 (62.86%) 7 votes

      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 33

      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 333.1 (62.86%) 7 votes The History of al-Tabari Vol. 33; Storm and Stress along the Northern Frontiers of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Mu’tasim A.D. 833-842/A.H. 218-227 This section of al-Tabari’s History covers the eight-year reign of al-Mu’tasim (833-42), immediately following the reign of his elder brother al-Ma’mun, when the […]

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

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 14Rate 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 History of Al-Tabari Volume 10
      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 10
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      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 10

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 10Rate 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 […]

    •  On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history
      On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history
      3 (60%) 3 votes

      On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history

      On heroes, hero-worship and the heroic in history3 (60%) 3 votes The text is taken from the printed “Sterling Edition” of Carlyle’s Complete Works, in 20 volumes, with the following modifications made in the etext version: Italicized text is delimited by underscores, thusly. The footnote (there is only one) has been embedded directly into text, […]

    •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2
      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2
      3.7 (73.85%) 13 votes

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 2

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 23.7 (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 tales […]

    •  Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
      Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
      3.1 (62.12%) 66 votes

      Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

      Portraits from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)3.1 (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 written […]

    •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 23
      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 23
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      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 23

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 23Rate this post This volume covers the years 700-715 A.D., a period that witnessed the last five years of the caliphate of the Umayyad `Abd al-Malik b. Marwan and the whole of the caliphate of his son al-Walid . In retrospect , this period can be seen to have marked […]

    •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 27
      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 27
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      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 27

      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 27Rate this post The History of al-Tabari Vol. 27; The ‘Abbasid Revolution A.D. 743-750/A.H. 126-132 By 735 an Arab empire stretched from Arles and Avignon in southern France to the Indus River and Central Asia, and a vital young civilization fostered by a new world religion was taking root. Yet the […]

    •  Commanders of the Muslim Army
      Commanders of the Muslim Army
      2.9 (58.7%) 123 votes

      Commanders of the Muslim Army

      Commanders of the Muslim Army2.9 (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 History of Al-Tabari Volume 17
      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 17
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      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 17

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 17Rate this post This volume 17 of al-Tabari’s great 40-volume history of the Arabs treats the first Civil War, 656-661. Many of the events treated in this volume have become part of the historical consciousness of Muslims. The first civil war of Islam, the Fitnah, is widely seen as of […]

    •  The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon
      The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon
      2.9 (58.06%) 31 votes

      The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon

      The Shi‘is of Jabal ‘Amil and the New Lebanon2.9 (58.06%) 31 votes Tamara Chalabi highlights the development of a ‘politics of demand’ and the increased political activism of this community in a time of great change. It also explores how Arab nationalism was transformed from an ideology of opposition and empowerment of marginal communities, into […]

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

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 11Rate 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 […]

    •  The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2
      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2
      2.8 (55.38%) 13 votes

      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2

      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 22.8 (55.38%) 13 votes The History of al-Tabari Vol. 2 Prophets and Patriarchs This volume records the lives and efforts of some of the prophets preceding the birth of Mohammad (S). It devotes most of its message to two towering figures-Abraham, the Friend of God, and his great-grandson, Joseph. The […]

    • The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional Historiography
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      The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional Historiography

      The Sh’ites’ Share in Regional HistoriographyRate this post By: Rasul Ja’fariyan Regional Histories from the 4th to 8th Centuries AH The Sh’ites have also had a share in regional historiography. Among the earliest work in this field, which predates all other books is Nihl al-‘Arab by Muhammad bin Bahr Rahni-.[36] Ya-qut al-Hamawi-, commenting on this […]

    • Shi’ite Authors in Islamic History
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      Shi’ite Authors in Islamic History

      Shi’ite Authors in Islamic HistoryRate this post The pioneer in this field was Asbagh bin Nabatah Tabi’i who was one of the closest friends and companions of of Amir-al-Muminin Imam Ali(A.S.). Ash-Shaikh has said in Al-Fahrist that Ad-Dawri reported through him the accoumt of the battle against Imam Husain (A.H.). He has also given the […]

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

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 8Rate 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 […]

    •  The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7
      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7
      2.5 (50%) 8 votes

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 7

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 72.5 (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 time […]

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

      The History of Al-Tabari Volume 13Rate 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 History of al-Tabari Vol. 6
      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 6
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      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 6

      The History of al-Tabari Vol. 6Rate this post The sixth volume of the translation of al-Tabari’s History deals with the ancestors of Muhammad (S), 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 of […]

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