From the Beginning to the End (4 vol, al-Bidayah wa-al-Nihayah English)
By: Ibn Kathir (700/1301 - 774/1372) ابن كثير/ Tr: Abd al-Rahman, Rafiq
Translated to English 'al-Bidayah wa-al-Nihayah' (The Beginning and the End), in a 4 volume set. Considered to be the historian Ibn Kathir's masterpiece on history, biographies and collection of incidents. This is an excellent abridged translation of Ibn Kathir's extensive work, and contains a history of the prophets, a history of early Islam, and a history of the Arab regions of the Sham and Iraq up to the year 768AH.
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Ibn Kathir (700/1301 - 774/1372) ابن كثير/ Tr: Abd al-Rahman, Rafiq
3239 pp, 4 volumes
Dar al-Ishaat, Karachi 2014
17 x 24 cm
Early Work - History - Islam
'From the Beginning to the End', considered to be the historian Ibn Kathir's masterpiece on history, biographies and collection of incidents. Some topics he covers are the start of mankind and creation through the Prophets and messengers including the Noble Prophet Muhammad and focuses particularly up to his period then concludes the book with the end of times and future events prophecies.
This translation has been abridged according to the translators discretion. The entire work has been translated faithfully with removal of repetitions and materials covered in previous sections, and removal of chains of transmission from ahadith and poetry.