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Stories of the Prophets: A Rendering from Ibn Kathir
Stories of the Prophets: A Rendering from Ibn Kathir
Stories of the Prophets: A Rendering from Ibn Kathir
Stories of the Prophets: A Rendering from Ibn Kathir
Stories of the Prophets: A Rendering from Ibn Kathir

Stories of the Prophets: A Rendering from Ibn Kathir

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Extracted from the celebrated Ibn Kathir’s al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah Qasas al-Anbiya is a detailed look at the rich, lesson-filled lives of the Prophets, upon them be eternal blessings and peace. This classic work seeks reconnect Muslims to the stories of the Qu’ran and the excellent example of the Prophets.

In this book, Ibn Kathir presents verses from the Qur’an, complimented by narrations from the final Prophet (S). Sources from the previous scriptures are also consulted but with critical analysis of their veracity. May Allah (swt) instil in us the beautiful qualities of the best humankind and may He unite us with them in Firdaws al-A’la. Amin.

DETAILS:

ISBN: 9781915265289
AUTHOR: Imam Ibn Kathir (Author), Shoaib Shah (Translator) 
BINDING: Paperback
PAGES: 509 Pages
DIMENSIONS: 5.8 x 8.3 inches
PUBLISHER: Turath Publishing

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

He was Imaad Ed-Deen Isma'eel Ibn 'Umar Ibn ibn Kathir, originally from Busra (Syria) – and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi`ee 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 Qur’an, 
Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah: a history of Muslims from Adam until Ibn Kathir’s 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 Saah’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 (Heavenly Garden). Ameen

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