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Recommended Books On Islamic History

For the Best and Quick Introduction to The Islamic History below are few recommended books

1. This text provides a clear and concise account of Muslim leadership throughout history and its consequences for the Ummah. As such, it is an indispensable read for young and old alike. Starting from the Seerah to the Khalifas up to Ottomans in Egypt.

Lessons In Islamic History(Durus fi tarikh al-Islami): Al-BajuriLessons In Islamic History(Durus fi tarikh al-Islami): Al-Bajuri#6047 1K2 PB 245pp 9781906949099 Turath Publishing, Essential Summary Upto Ottoman caliphate of Egypt


2. This book rescues from oblivion and neglect some of the great Muslim personalities and institutions while offering the reader a new narrative of this lost Islamic history

Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation From PastLost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation From Past#5699 1Q1 PB 274pp Hurst & Co, By Firas Alkhateeb, From Prophet Muhammad to Present, Umayyads, Mughals


3. A Colourful and enjoyable snapshot of Islamic History with great tables and maps.

1445 years of Islamic History? From 570 CE (54 BH)  to  2015 CE (1436 AH)
 A spell-binding coffee table book summarising eight periods in history

A Journey through Islamic History tells you all you ever wanted to know about the history of the Muslim world from the Prophet Muhammad to Malcolm X in a short, accessible and lavishly-illustrated format.

Journey Through Islamic History: A Timeline of Key EventsJourney Through Islamic History: A Timeline of Key Events#4205 1D1 HB 184pp Kube, Yasminah Hashim & Dr Beg, Colour Encyclopedia Chronological Maps Essays Pictures


4. A fascinating read and Introduction to Muslim History.

The Rise and Fall of Muslim Power is  Critically analysed by Maulana Saeed Ahmad Akbarabadi, who was one of the few Scholars who approved of Ijtihad in his times.

Islamic History: The Rise and Fall of Muslims,.  Saeed AkbarabadIslamic History: The Rise and Fall of Muslims,. Saeed Akbarabadi#0238 2F1 HB 295pp, Adam Publisher,From The Pious Caliphs to Abbasid Spain & Moghal Dynasties


5. An academic work by a Western Scholar.

This masterly collection of essays on Islam and the Middle East ranges over the whole sweep of Islamic history and Western attempts to comprehend it.

Islam in History Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle EastIslam in History Ideas, People, and Events in the Middle East#3739 4D5 PB 0812695186 487pp, 4@7A, Open Court Publishing, By Bernard Lewis, approaches western Muslims


6. The following two books by the great Scholar Shaykh Nadwi is a Must for all active Muslims

a) It is History told through extraordinary figures: the revivers, men of courage, vigour, and zeal, an elect group who were graced with divine determination to safeguard the spirit of God's religion on earth. In other words, they were the saviours of the Islamic spirit.

Saviours of Islamic Spirit: AH Ali Nadwi (NEW Improved)Saviours of Islamic Spirit: AH Ali Nadwi (NEW Improved)DD#5653 1L1 PB 282pp Vol 1, White Thread Press, Ed. Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera, Tarikh-i Da'wa


b) Sayed Qutb describes this as being one of the Best Books on Islamic History that he read.

It counters the prevailing attitude that Islam is a spent force, that it has outlived its usefulness. The author persuasively argues for the eternal reality of Islam and that it is a programme of life which is always dynamic and can never grow obsolete.

Islam & the World:Rise & Decline of Muslims, Sayyed AH Ali NadwiIslam & the World:Rise & Decline of Muslims, Sayyed AH Ali Nadwi#1187 1B1 PB 221pp UKIA, Tr. M Asif Kidwai, Ed. Iqbal Ahmad Azami, its Effect on Mankind, progress


7. For a Detailed Book, we would suggest the following

History of Islam: Akbar Shah Najeebabadi, Darussalam, 3 Vol SetHistory of Islam: Akbar Shah Najeebabadi, Darussalam, 3 Vol Set#1460 4A4 HB 1647pp, Revised: Safi-ur-Rahman Mubarakpuri, Ed: Abdullah/Tahir Salafi, Islamic event


8. For A Really Detailed there is the Monumental Work of Imam Tabari
(Individual Volumes are also available separately)

Full Set History of Tabari: Tarikh al-Rusul wal Muluk, 40 Vol EnFull Set History of Tabari: Tarikh al-Rusul wal Muluk, 40 Vol EnDD#0071 3z 1@7A, 9780791472507 PB 40 Vol Set Suny Press Imam Abu Ja'far Muhammad b Jarir al-Tabri


9. This book is essentially a History of Muslims from the Prophet Adam (Peace be Upon him) until the author's time.  It describes Dajjal (The False Messiah), Coming of Imam Mahdi and Isa (A.S.), hereafter, and a detailed description of paradise, hell and it's inhabitants.

Al Bidayah Wannihayah: From The Beginning to The End, Ibn KathirAl Bidayah Wannihayah: From The Beginning to The End, Ibn KathirDD#5656 2G3 HB 1@d 3236pp 4 V Set, Abridged English Translation By Rafiq Abdur Rahman, Darul Isha'at

 

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