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The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)
The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)

The Ummahs of the Past (Selection from Al Bidayah wa'n Nihaya) (Ibn Kathir)

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ISBN: 9694281563
Author: Ibn Kathir
Publisher: Darul Ishaat (2009)
Pages: 117 Binding: Hardcover

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The translation of the portion of Ibn Kathir's al-Bidayah wa aln-Nihayah which discusses the events after the death of the Prophet 'Eesa (peace be upon him) to the last days of the Fatrah (the period in which no Prophet was sent after the Prophet 'Eesa and before the Messenger of Allah [Allah bless him and give him peace]) excluding the days of the Arabs and their ignorance.

The book peeps into the lives of the Banu Israa'il and great great men like Dhul Qarnayn and Luqman. Also discussed are the dwellers of the cave. Stories of Ya'juj and Majuj (Gog & Magog), the people of the pit, Qaarun and Bal'am are also mentioned.

English Translation by Rafique Abdur Rahman

About the Author: He was Hafidh Abul Fida Ismail ibn Abi Hafs Shihabuddin Omar ibn Kathir ibn Daw ibn Kathir in Zar` the Quraishite ű originally from Busra (Syria) ű and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi`ee school of thought. Ibn Kathir was born in the year 701 AH 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. The following are amongst his most prominent:

Tafseer of the QurĂan Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah: a history of Muslims from Adam until Ibn KathirĂs 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 SaahĂs 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)

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