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Ibn Kathir

His full name was Abu Al-Fida, ‘Imad Ad-Din, Isma’il bin ‘Umar bin Kathir, Al-Qurashi, Al-Busrawi. He was born in 1301 in Busra, Syria (hence Al-Busrawi) and was taught by Ibn Taymiyya, Al-Mizzi, Ibn Al Firkah,‘Isa bin Al-Mutim, Ahmed bin Abi-Talib, Ibn Al-Hajjar, Baha Ad-Din Al-Qasim bin Muzaffar bin ‘Asakir, Ibn Ash-Shirazi, Ishaq bin Yahya Al-Ammuddi, Zahriyyah Shaykh, and Muhammad bin Zarrad.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

The Qur’an is the revelation of Allah’s Own Words for the guidance of His creatures. Since the Qur’an is the primary source of Islamic teachings, the correct understanding for the Qur’an is necessary for every Muslim. The Tafsir of Ibn Kathir is among the most renowned and accepted explanation of the Qur’an in the entire world. In it one finds the best presentation of Hadiths, history, and scholarly commentary.

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Tafseer of Juzz Amma

Tafsir Ibn Kathir is one of the Most Comprehensive and Complete Explanation and Commentary of The Noble Quran. The 30th part of Tafsir Ibn Kathir is comprehensive in interpretation. The meanings of the Qur’an have been interpreted by the Qur’an itself or by the traditions of the Prophet and are enlightened with the thoughts and perception of the Salaf Saliheen; this is the cause that this renowned commentary is famous and favorite towards understanding the Noble Qur’an

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Stories of The Qur’an

This Book is extracted from the Book of Imam Ibn Kathir “Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah” one of the most important texts written about the History of the World until the time of the author. The Stories of the Prophets are not included in this Volume as they have already been Published under a different Cover also Some Stories As with many Translation of Ibn Kathirs Works this is an Abridge version without impairing the contents of the book.

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The Spiritual Cure

The Spiritual Cure, An Explanation To Surah Al Fatihah, A summary of Numerous Classical Commentaries of The Quran The underlying theme of al fatihah is one of contemplation and serenity; pondering the Names and Attributes of Allah, pondering the creation and acknowledging that He alone deserves praise and worship, that He alone should be asked for help, that He alone should be feared and hoped in that He alone should be invoked that there is indeed a Day of Judgement and that guidance has come to us and we are required to follow it. It calls us to carefully scrutinise our relationship with our Lord: are we living according to the dictates of ‘none has the right to be worshipped save of Allah’ or not? This opening chapter, despite its brevity, calls man to fulfil the rights of Tawhid, the right that Allah has over us to worship Him alone without any partners, in thirty places. This chapter summarises succinctly the message of the whole Quran Click to enlarge Download

Book of the End – Great Trials & Tribulations

Like everything, the present universe will also come to an end, and it is a part of our faith to believe in the Last Day. The signs of the Day of Judgment have been foretold by our Prophet (S). Ibn Kathir has collected all the prophesies of the Prophet (S) in his book Al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah. In this volume, we have presented from them the signs of the Hour and the events that are yet to take place, although mentioning very few examples of those prophesies that have already been realized.

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The Signs Before the Day of Judgement

This book is an extract from Ibn Kathir’s book called “Al Bidayah Wa Al Nihayah” (The beginning and the ending). This book is an authoritative source on a matter of central importance to everyone: the events of the here-after. The work is by Ibn Kathir, an eminent Islamic scholar and is based entirely upon authentic Islamic texts and sources. According to many of prophet’s sayings, he described the condition in which people would live in those times. Some of the developments foretold by the Prophet (S) have already come to pass. This book summarizes those and others in more detail.

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Stories of the Prophets (Ibn Kathir)

In this book, the stories of the prophets have been compiled from ‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah’ (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir and has a prominent place in the Islamic literature. The stories of the prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Qur’anic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet (S). Wherever it was necessary, other sources have also been reported for the sake of historical accounts, but on such places a comparative study has been made to prove the authenticity of the sources. Ibn Kathir has reproduced the views and interpretations of all the great exegetes of the Qur’an of his time. The systemic narratives of the Stories of the Prophets have been written in chronological order which renders a historical style to the book. Download

The Battles of the Prophet (Ghazwat ul Rasul)

Ibn Kathir. This Book is extracted from the Book of Imam Ibn Kathir ‘Al-Bidayah Wan-Nihayah’ one of the most important texts written about the History of the World until the time of the author. As with many Translation of Ibn Kathirs Works this is an Abridged version without impairing the contents of the book. All of the Prophet’s battles occurred after the Hijrah, within a span of ten years. The Prophet sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had to fight in many of these battles. This book has a description of the Battles of Badr, ‘Uhud, al Ahzab, Banu Quraizah, Al-Muraisi, Khaibar, Mu’tah, Conquest of Makkah, Hunain and Tabuk

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The Islamic View of Jesus

This Book is Compiled from the Works of Ibn Kathir. Jesus the Miracle Baby, The Prophet of Allah his Second Coming are amongst many of the issues discussed in this book.

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Biographies of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs

Ibn Katheer, At-Tabari, As-Syooti and Other Historians. The four Rightly guided Caliphs (Khaliph’s) Abu Bakr As-Sideeq, Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, Uthmaan Ibn ‘Affaan and Ali Ibn Abi Taalib. The Biography of Umar Ibn Abdel-Azeez who is regarded as one of the Rightly Guided Khaliphs is also included in this book

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Dajjal The False Messiah

By: Ibn Kathir. The Prophet not only warned his Ummah against Dajjal; the false Messiah, but stated in detail his colour, height, width, eye-shape, inscriptions on his forehead, his seductions, his method of aberrance, how to escape from his temptations, his current location, and so on. All the details about Dajjal are here in this book.

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Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya (4 Volume Set)

Al-Sira al Nabawiyya by Imam IBN KATHIR is a full examination, in chronological order of the background, life and the mission of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Drawn from the earliest and most reliable Arabic sources, it offers, in this close English translation, the Fullest available account of the historical circumstances and personalities most important in the foundation of Islam.

IBN KATHIR’s work offers a fine example of the Islamic scholarship; the quotations and anecdotes that constitute its core are evaluated in terms of trustworthiness of the sources. Variant wordings that are related through differing lines of transmission are noted, and Ibn Kathir gives both his own assessments and those of the earliest Islamic authorities concerning the likely authenticity of these records. The comments and conversations, derived from ancient texts, that are quoted in this work constitute the basis of our knowledge of Islam during the life time Muhammad (saw)

Volume I – Prior to Prophethood to First Revelation Relates the history of the Arab tribes who were the Prophet’s forebear, the lives of his parents and the accounts unusual events surrounding his birth. It then goes on to relate anecdotes regarding his childhood, the signs of the Prophet hood and the first revelations. Reviewed by Dr. F Fareed PB 424 Pages –

Volume II – Early years to 2 AH Looks at the early years of the prophethood and includes such episodes at the Night Journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascent to Haven, the Prophets marriages to Aisha(RA) and Sawda (RA) and the emigration to Madina. It gives details of events in the two years following the emigration, including the building of the Holy Mosques and various military expeditions and reveals how Islam as a faith developed. Reviewed by Dr. M Fareed. Paper Back 412 Pages –

Volume III – 3AH – 8 AH gives details of the numerous battles and campaigns waged between 3 (AH) and 8 AH to defend and spread the religion of Islam. Reviewed by Dr. M Fareed. Paper Back 600 Pages –

Volume IV – 9AH AND 10 AH continues with the events of 9 AH and 10AH and presents the different accounts of the hajjat al –wada ( the farewell pilgrimage) and the events surrounding the death of the Prophet Muhamad.(saw) Reviewed by Dr. M Fareed. Paper Back 600 Pages –

This valuable work on the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and Blessings of Allah upon him) by Imam Ibn Kathir hardly stands in need of any introduction. Vol 1 | Vol 2 | Vol 3 | Vol 4 |

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