The History of Islam - Akbar Shah Najeebabadi - Safi-ur-Rahman Mubarakpuri
Title: The History of Islam
Author: Akhbar Shah Najeebabadi
History stands as the most efficient and precious source of putting nation on the course of development and prosperity and saving them from the path of disgrace and degradation.
At times of tough competition among the nations of the world to excel one another, the Muslim, appear to be isolated and careless as regards their history despite of having the most glorious history.
The true Islamic events have been presented in this book and their actual causes before the English readers as the other books found on the Islamic history in the English language have been written by such authors and compilers who did injustice in presenting the true picture of Islamic Era but their prejudice prevented them from doing so.
The third volume of the book History of Islam have been presented by us which was originally written by Akbar Shah Khan Najeebabadi in the Urdu language in 1922 (1343 AH). This was the time about 25 years prior to the separation of Indian Subcontinent into Pakistan and India. For the purpose of brevity, the authentic events have been presented by the compiler in concise form written in the Arabic and Persian languages from the famous histories of Islam by the great Muslim historians like Tabari, Ibn Athir, Mas'udi, Abul-Fida', Ibn Khaldun and Suyuti, apart from getting benefited from the authentic books of Ahadith for the compilation of the part about the Biography of Muhammad. So, this compilation is actually the extract of the works of the famous Muslim historians.
In the first volume, starting with the introduction of the olden times as a subject, the country, people and conditions of Arabia prior to the advent of Islam were discussed, and the story of the life of Prophet Muhammad was presented which also included the hardships and opposition faced by him while propagating the message of Islam, and the details of migration and the period after it until his death. After which the full perspective description of Rightly Guided Caliphate was also discussed.
In this second volume, starting with the Caliphate of Banu Umayyah, the martyrdom of Imam Husain (R) and the Caliphate of the Abbasids, all the areas of the growth of Islam have been covered.
This third volume begins with the description of the circumstances of Spain before and after the rule of Muslims and the role played by Umayyad, Abbasid, Almoravid and Almohad Caliphs there and their encounters with the Christian Armies. Also, some mention of the conquest of Morocco and North Africa has been given with the details of Idrisia and Aghlabs rule there. After which the detailed accounts of Ganghisid Mongols, Turks and Tartar Mangols have been produced. After that Islamic history of Persia giving the accounts of Saffariah, Samanid, Delmid, Gharnavid, Seljuk, Ghourid and Muluk Dynasties with the periods of Khwarizm Shah, Atabeks and Sistan Kings rule there is described. Then the Islamic history of Egypt and Syria is covered describing the Ubaidullah, Ayyubid and Mamluk Dynasties, and the rule of Atabek and Abbasid Caliphs. In the end, something about the Ottoman Dynasty and its Empire is discussed which also imcludes the description of the conquest of Constantinople.
We hope that the readers will find this volume of great help in the study of Islamic history. The Urdu edition has been revised by the famous scholar Safi-ur-Rahman Mubarakpuri before its translation to check the authenticity aspect.
Every care has been taken to reproduce the events and the names of the persons and places as accurately as possible while translating it by the Translation Department of Darussalam . We thank all the persons who have cooperated with us to complete this task and produce it before you into a presentable form. May Allah accept our humble efforts in this regard and send His peace and blessings on our Prophet Muhammad, Companions of Prophet and his followers.-Amin!
Abdul Malik Mujahid
General Manager, Darussalam
Volume 1: includes the history from pre-Islam Arabia to Hasan bin Ali's Caliphate. Pages: 520 - ISBN: 9960-892-87-5 (9960892875)
Volume 2: includes history from Caliphate of Banu Umayyah to Umawi and Abbasi Caliphates. Pages: 639 - ISBN: 9960-892-88-3 (9960892883)
Volume 3: includes history from Islamic rule in Spain to the Ottoman Empire. Pages: 480 - ISBN: 9960-892-93-X (996089293X)