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Author : Imam Ismâ‘eel Ibn Katheer [r.a]
Translator: Husain Maqbool
Publisher : International Islamic Publishing House IIPH
About the Book
Believing in all the Messengers and Prophets – form Adam to Muhammad – may peace be upon them all, is one of the pillars of faith in Islam. Denying any of them is a form of kufr – disbelief – which if not repented leads to Hell-fire. Similar is the case with exaggerating any of them beyond their respective honorable status that Allah, the All-Mighty, has given them, as the followers of many faith are doing.
(The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him from his Lord, as do the believers. Each one (of them) believes in Allah, His Angels, His books, and His Messengers. “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.) [Qur’an 2:285]
(We do relate to you (O’ Muhammad) the best of stories in what We have related to you the Qur’an, although you were, before it, among the unaware.) [Qur’an 12:3]
(So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought) [Qur’an 7:176]
The renowned mufassir (exegete), muhaddith (expert in hadith) and historian Ismail ibn Katheer has compiled the Stories of the Prophets from the Qur’an and the narration of the Prophet, Blessings and Peace be upon him, authentically reported.
The book is thus unique in its content, dealing with the important events of the Prophets and Messengers with all authentically right from Adam the first prophet to Jesus, Peace be upon them all. As for Prophet Muhammad, the author has written a separate book about his seerah.
About The Author
Abu Al-Fida ‘Imad Ad-Din Isma’il bin ‘Umar bin Kathir Al-Qurashi Al-Busrawi Al Dimishiqi (700-774 AH), originally from Busra (Syria) and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi’i school of thought. Ibn Kathir was born in the year 700 AH or little later in an area called Majdal, near Busra, west of Damascus. His father died when he was only four years old and was taken in by his brother and moved to Damascus in 706. Here, he learned from great scholars such as Ibn Asakir, Ishaq ibn Yahya al-Amudi and the great Ibn Taymiyyah who was extremely close to him. He also studied under various other sheikhs who gave him permission in fiqh and Hadith. He made many academic contributions to Islamic sciences.
He made many academic contributions to Islamic sciences.
The following are amongst his most prominent works :
- Tafseer of the Quran,
- Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah: a history of Muslims from Adam until Ibn Kathirs time,
- At-Takmeel: a book on the science of Asmaaul Rijal (profiles of transmitters of Hadith),
- Jami’ul Masaneed: a book that collects the Hadith from ten major books of Hadith,
- The classes of Shafi’i scholars: a list of scholars following the Imam,
- Extraction of the traditions of Tanbeeh (a Shafi’i book of jurisprudence),
- The commentary on al-Bukhari (which he did not finish),
- The book of laws (again, he did not complete it),
- The summary to the science of Hadith; a synopsis to the introduction of Ibn Saahi’s work,
- Extraction of the traditions to the summary of Ibn Hajib,
- Musnad of the two sheikhs (Abu Bakr and Umar),
- Biography of the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam,
- The epistle of Jihad.
Al-Hafiz Ibn hajar Al-Asqalani said,Ibn Kathir lost his sight just before his life ended. He died in Damascus in 774A.H. May Allah grant him Mercy and make him amongst the residents of Jannah.