Darussalam is proud to present the abridged english translation of Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah (The Beginning and The End), by the renowned scholar Abu Al-Fida, ‘Imad ad-Deen Isma’eel bin ‘Umar bin Katheer (Ibn Kathir), recounting the stories of the prophets and their nations.
This second part consists of the stories of Prophet Musa, Samuel, Zakariyyah, Yahya, Eeesa (Jesus), Dhu’l Qarnayn, and Luqman. It also covers the children of Israa’eel (Bani Israeel), divine scriptures and past nations.
The exact number of prophets and messengers sent by Allah is not known, but the Qur’an makes clear that all of the prophets were sent to various nations to preach Islamic monotheism.
Muslims believe that all the divine Messengers علیھم السلام, including those in common with Judaism and Christianity, conveyed the same message of true monotheism and submission to the one God, Allah. Belief in these prophets and messengers علیھم السلام is an essential part of the Islamic faith and muslims do not differentiate between them, according them all the same respect and reverence.
Other titles in the series are:
Miracles & Merits of Allah’sﷻ Messenger ﷺ
The Valley Came Alive
In Defense of the True Faith
Winning the Hearts & Souls
The Caliphate of Banu Umayyah – The First Phase
Book of the End