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The History of al-Tabari Vol 18 Caliphate of Mu'awiyah 40-60H
[#1345 1B1,Between Civil Wars, Muawiyah, Hasan, Husayn, yazid, Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabar]

The History of al-Tabari Vol 18 Caliphate of Mu\'awiyah 40-60H

The History of al-Tabari - Vol. 18
Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah
(A.D. 661-680/A.H. 40-60)
Translated By: Michael G. Morony
Paperback 261 Pages
Published by  Suny Press New York

From:
Tarikh al-Rusul wa'l muluk by Abu Ja'far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabri (839-923)
which is by common consent the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam.
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Continuing from Volume 17 (TheThe First Civil War: From the Battle of Siffin to the Death of 'Ali A.D. 656-661/A.H. 36-40)

This volume presents for the first time in English Tabari's complete account of the twenty-year long reign of the fifth caliph, Mu'awiyah (661-680). The importance of this account lies partly in Tabari's quotation of major portions of the work of earlier authors, such as Abu Mikhnaf and other eighth-century compilers. It is also significant because Tabari's selection of themes has had a decisive influence on modern interpretations of this period, particularly on the identification of what the important issues were in the works of Henri Lammens and Julius Wellhausen. Here one can read the exciting account of the Khariji revolt of Mustawrid ibn Ullifah, the impressive but controversial record of the governorship of Ziyad b. Abihi, the entertaining escapades of the poet Farazdaq in his youth, and the tragic story of Hibn 'Adi. Tabari's presentation of different points of view about these and other events makes his account an indispensable source for early Islamic history. (Translator's Foreword)

Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of, Mu`awiyah

The Events of the Year 40 (660/661)

The Rendering of Allegiance to al-Hasan b. Ali

The Events of the Year 41 (665/662)

Al-Hasan's surrender of al-Kufah to Muawiyah

The departure of al-Hasan and al-Husayn for al-Madinah

The Kharijites at Shahrazur

Mucawiyah's order to kill the sons of Ziyad

Whyc Abdallah b. c Amir was put in charge of al-Basrah and some events during his Activity there

The Events of the Year 42 (662/663)

What happened to the Kharijites

The Events of the Year 43 (663/664)

The killing of al-Mustawrid b.c Ullifah

The Events of the Year 44 (664/665)

The Events of the Year 45 (665/666)

Ziyad's governorship over al-Basrah

The Events of the Year 46 (666/667)

The death ofc Abd al-Rahman b. Khalid b. al-Walid

The Events of the Year 47 (667/668)

The Events of the Year 48 (668/669)

The Events of the Year 49 (669/670)

The Events of the Year 50 (670/671)

Al-Faradzaq's flight from Ziyad

Al-Hakam b.c Amr raids al-Ashall

The Events of the Year 51 (671/672)

Hujr b.c Adi's execution

Those whom Ziyad sent to Muawiyah

Hujr's companions who were killed

Hujr's companions who were saved

The Events of the Year 52 (672)

The Events of the Year 53 (672/673)

How Ziyad b. Sumayyah perished

How al-Rabic b. Ziyad al-Harithi died

The Events of the Year 54 (673/674)

Why Muawiyah dismissed Sacid and appointed Mawan as governor over al-Madinah

Howc Ubaydallah b. Ziyad became governor over Khurasan

The Events of the Year 55 (/674/675)

Why Muawiyah dismissedc Abdallah b.c Amr b. Ghaylan and appointedc Ubaydallah over al-Basrah

The Events of the Year 56 (675/676)

Why Muawiyah made his Son, Yazid, heir apparent

The Events of the Year 57 (676/677)

The Events of the Year 58 (677/678)

Why Ubaydallah b. Ziyad killed the Kharijites

The Events of the Year 59 (678/679)

Why Muawiyah appointedc Abd al-Rahman b. Ziyad as governor of Khurasan

How Muawiyah dismissed and re-appointedc Ubaydallah as governor of al-Basrah

Why Yasid b. Mufarrigh ridiculed the sons of Ziyad

The Events of the Year 60 (679/680)

The length of Muawiyah's reign

Muawiyah's last illness

Who led the prayer over Muawiyah when he died

Muawiyah's lineage and his Agnomen

Muawiyah's wives and children

Some of Muawiyah's Affairs and Conduct

Bibliography

Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari was a scholar  of the highest repute he studied  hadith literature, he also studied many other subjects to further his knowledge of the Holy Qur'an and the religion of Islam. During the end of his days, he was known as a commentator on the Holy Qur'an, an expert in Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh), and as a famous historian. He was also the author of many books; the most famous of them was his Tafseer of the Holy Qur'an and the other was this encyclopedia on Islamic history.
At-Tabari was born in the city of Amul, in Tabaristan, a mountainous region lying south of the Caspian Sea in the year 839 A.C. and  died at the age of 85 in the year 923 A.C.< More>
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