History of the Umayyad Caliphs: Tarikh Al-Khulafa
By Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti
English Translation By Tobias Sahl Anderson (Director of Studies MFAS, Edinburgh)
Paperback 108 Pages
ISBN : 9781842001561
Publisher : Ta-Ha Publishers, London
About The Book
Tarikh al-Khulafa is justly famous in Arabic, and rarely out of print. In the original it comprises the histories of all those who have been named as khulafa right up to the age in which as-Suyuti himself lived. For this volume Ta-Ha follow up The Khalifahs who took the right way with this volume on the Umayyad Caliphs.
Includes 'Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz the righteous caliph.
Author 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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