History of the Caliphs
By Jalaluddin A's Suyuti
Translator : Major H.S. Jarrett
Hardback 726 Pages
ISBN : 9788171513833
Publisher : Kitab Bhavan
About The Book
This excellent book summarizes the history of Islamic Caliphate and caliphs up to the times of Imam As-Suyuti.
Extensive as is the reputation of the Suyuti as a distinguished author and scholar and unsurpassed for then number and range of the works which in every branch of literature known to his age, his unwearied pen never ceased to produce, we are indebted to the malice or envy of but one of his contemporaries and to his own testimony for the few details of his life and studies that we possess. Reference to one or other of his multitudinous volumes is made by writers of his own and succeeding times where the kindred subject of which they treat naturally calls for it, but only one contemporary biographical notice of him besides his own, is extant.
The Book Covers the following:
- Detailed histories, covering Khalif Abu Bakr, Umar ibn al-Khattab, Uthman bin Affan, Ali bin Abi Talib and Hasan bin Ali.
- The Banu Ummayyah dynasty, sketches for each caliph, including summaries of their characters, how they came to power, key events during their rule and their demise.
- The Ummayad dynasty Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan his son Yazid his son Muawiyah who ruled for 40 days before civil disturbances led the companion Abdullah bin Zubayr to temporarily become Caliph.
- Abdul Malik bin Marwan and his until Marwan al-Himar.
- Abbasid Rulers starting with Abu’l Abbas al-Saffah.
- The Egyptian Caliphate following the Mongol occupation of Baghdad, ending with Al Mutawakkil A'la'llah Abu Izz who died in the year 903 Hijri ( 29 September 1497).
- Imam Suyuti ends this book with a two page overview of the rulers of the Umayyad dynasty of Spain.
The Book includes a Table of all the Caliphs covered and an Index To Proper Names.
About The Author
Imam Jalal al-Din al-Misri al-Suyuti al-Shafi`i al-Ash`ari, also known as Ibn al-Asyuti 849-911AH /1445-1505),, the mujtahid imam and renewer of the tenth Islamic century, foremost hadith master, encyclopedist, historian, and biographer and probably one of the most prolific of all Islamic writers. There are an enormous number of his essays and treatises preserved today. A number of his writings concerned scientific topics or issues related to natural science and food and regimen, amongst other things.
From Asyut in Egypt,he was among the most renowned and prolific Muslim scholars of all time. He wrote more than 300 books, covering every aspect of the Islamic sciences. He memorized the Qur’an at the age of ‘eight, and then went on to study with more than 150 scholars. He travelled extensively in his quest for knowledge — to Damascus, Hijaz, Yemen, India, Morocco, and the lands south of Morocco, as well as in Egypt.
Al-Suyuti devoted his life to learning, teaching and writing. He was noble, abstinent and self-sufficient, distancing himself from people of rank and power and living on what he earned by teaching. Major writings of al-Suyuti that remain widely used today include al-Itqan, on the Qur’anic sciences; and Tafsir al-Jalalayn, which he completed when only 22.
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