Author: Ibn Kahteer
Translator: Darussalam Research
About the Book: ‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah’ (The Beginning and the End), by the renowned scholar Abu Al-Fida ‘Imad ad-Deen Isma’eel bin ‘Umar ibn Katheer, is considered as one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic History. Darussalam is proud to present the abridged English translation of the classic work.
This book focuses on the events that took place after the death of the Messenger of Allah, such as the choosing of Abu Bakr as the Caliph, the ghusl of the Prophet and his burial. The book then discusses the blessed and beautiful characteristics and merits of the Prophet and then goes on to describe the miracles that he performed. Ibn Katheer compares the miracles given to Prophet Muhammad with those that were given to the other Prophets; he then shows that Prophet Muhammad collectively received the same miracles that were granted to the other Prophets separately.