The History of al-Tabari
Tarikh al-Rusul wa'l muluk
Annals of the Apostles and Kings
By Abu Ja'far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabari
Paperback Complete 40 Volumes Set (Including Index)
ISBN : 9780791472507
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About The Book
Tarikh al-Rusul wa'l muluk 'Annals of the Apostles and Kings' ,by Abu Ja'far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabri (839-923), is by common consent the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam.
This monumental work explores the history of the ancient nations, the prophets, the rise of Islam and the history of the Islamic World down to the year 915 AD / 302 AH i.e The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad: (The Caliphates of al-Mu'tadid, al-Muktafi and al-Muqtadir)
It is divided here in 40 Volumes (Including Index) each of which covers about two hundred pages of the original Arabic text.
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Imam at-Tabari spent 12 years writing this encyclopaedia on Islamic history. His job was not easy for he had to collect and compile the material from different sources. He had to rely on oral reports as well to complete his encyclopedia.
His encyclopedia, 'Annals of the Apostles and Kings', chronicled the History of Islam year by year; an attempt to categorise history from creation till the year 915 A.C. By the time he had finished his work, he had gathered all the historical traditions of the Arabs in his voluminous work. The Muslim world was not slow in showing its appreciation, and this work became more famous than his Commentary of the Holy Qur'an, for there was no other works like that in existence at that time.
It is reported that there were at least 20 copies of his encyclopedia in all great libraries in the Muslim world of those days. Hundreds of copyists earned their living copying his work for use of individuals and libraries. Many of his original works were lost over the passage of time. It was only in the end of the last century that modern scholars pieced together his work so that it could be studied by students in modern times.
Table Of Contents
The History of al-Tabari Volume
- General Introduction and From the Creation to the Flood
- Prophets and Patriarchs
- The Children of Israel
- The Ancient Kingdoms
- The Sasanids, the Byzantines, the Lakhmids, and Yemen
- Muhammad at Mecca
- The Foundation of the Community: Muhammad At Al-Madina A.D. 622-626/Hijrah-4 A.H.
- The Victory of Islam: Muhammad at Medina A.D. 626-630/A.H. 5-8
- The Last Years of the Prophet: The Formation of the State A.D. 630-632/A.H. 8-11
- The Conquest of Arabia: The Riddah Wars A.D. 632-633/A.H. 11
- The Challenge to the Empires A.D. 633-635/A.H. 12-13
- The Battle of al-Qadisiyyah and the Conquest of Syria and Palestine A.D. 635-637/A.H. 14-15
- The Conquest of Iraq, Southwestern Persia, and Egypt: The Middle Years of 'Umar's Caliphate A.D. 636-642/A.H. 15-21
- The Conquest of Iran A.D. 641-643/A.H. 21-23
- The Crisis of the Early Caliphate: The Reign of 'Uthman A.D. 644-656/A.H. 24-35
- The Community Divided: The Caliphate of 'Ali I A.D. 656-657/A.H. 35-36
- The First Civil War: From the Battle of Siffin to the Death of 'Ali A.D. 656-661/A.H. 36-40
- Between Civil Wars: The Caliphate of Mu'awiyah A.D. 661-680/A.H. 40-60
- The Caliphate of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah A.D. 680-683/A.H. 60-64
- The Collapse of Sufyanid Authority and the Coming of the Marwanids: The Caliphates of Mu'awiyah II and Marwan I and the Beginning of The Caliphate of 'Abd al-Malik A.D. 683-685/A.H. 64-66
- The Victory of the Marwanids A.D. 685-693/A.H. 66-73
- The Marwanid Restoration: The Caliphate of 'Abd al-Malik A.D. 693-701/A.H. 74-81
- The Zenith of the Marwanid House: The Last Years of 'Abd al-Malik and The Caliphate of al-Walid A.D. 700-715/A.H. 81-96
- The Empire in Transition: The Caliphates of Sulayman, 'Umar, and Yazid A.D. 715-724/A.H. 97-105
- The End of Expansion: The Caliphate of Hisham A.D. 724-738/A.H. 105-120
- The Waning of the Umayyad Caliphate: Prelude to Revolution A.D. 738-745/A.H. 121-127
- The 'Abbasid Revolution A.D. 743-750/A.H. 126-132
- 'Abbasid Authority Affirmed: The Early Years of al-Mansur A.D. 753-763/A.H. 136-145
- Al-Mansur and al-Mahdi A.D. 763-786/A.H. 146-169
- The 'Abbasid Caliphate in Equilibrium: The Caliphates of Musa al-Hadi and Harun al-Rashid A.D. 785-809/A.H. 169-193
- The War between Brothers: The Caliphate of Muhammad al-Amin A.D. 809-813/A.H. 193-198
- The Reunification of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphate of al-Ma'mun A.D. 813-833/A.H. 198-218
- 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
- Incipient Decline: The Caliphates of al-Wathiq, al-Mutawakkil, and al-Muntasir A.D. 841-863/A.H. 227-248
- The Crisis of the 'Abbasid Caliphate: The Caliphates of al-Musta'in and al-Mu'tazz A.D. 862-869/A.H. 248-255
- The Revolt of the Zanj A.D. 869-879/A.H. 255-265
- The 'Abbasid Recovery: The War Against the Zanj Ends A.D. 879-893/A.H. 266-279
- The Return of the Caliphate to Baghdad: The Caliphates of al-Mu'tadid, al-Muktafi and al-Muqtadir A.D. 892-915/A.H. 279-302
- Biographies of the Prophet's Companions and Their Successors: al-Tabari's Supplement to His History
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About Imam At-Tabari
In the ninth century A.C, Islamic learning was at its peak. Muslim scholars and scientists excelled in their learning and achievements in different fields. Abu Jafar Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari surpassed them all. Learned in 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 his encyclopaedia 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. Amul had been built on the banks of a river, and the nearest port was a place called Humm, which was at the mouth of the river.
Imam at-Tabari died at the age of 85 in the year 923 A.C. Read Full Article on Brief Biography of Imam At-Tabari
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