Any reliable sunni books for islamic history until now?

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  1. SunniSaifi

    SunniSaifi New Member

    Thanks for your replies.
  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    tarikh al-tabari or tarikh al-rusul wa'l muluk is imam tabary's history until around 302 AH.

    it has been translated as "history of prophets and kings" or the "history of tabari" published in 40 volumes by franz rosenthal.

    it is a good translation (though he misses certain nuances that only muslim scholars would detect or care for; i cannot give examples now, but do check out the events surrounding the martyrdom of imam husayn and read arabic and english side by side).

    PDF copies are also widely available - but we cannot link that here due to copyright issues.
  3. Mehmet Sekil

    Mehmet Sekil Active Member

    The Arabs can't be rectified except through religion and they can't have dominion except through Prophethood, and the world will not admit for them a distinction unless they are carriers of Revelation. So, if their connection with the heavens is severed the earth will become constricted for them despite its vastness and debasement will cover them from everywhere.

    Ibn Khaldun (rahmatullah alayh)
  4. Ibn Hadi

    Ibn Hadi Ya Ghaus e Azam Dastageer

    Tareekh Ul Khulafah by Imam As Suyuti has been translated into English and it is a good translation.

    You can also look up Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah's works.
    There's some others too.

    English translations by Orientalists are very problematic so I wouldn't read them unless I have a teacher who knows the original Arabic works

    Best thing is just to focus on learning Arabic yourself so then insha Allah you won't need to rely upon translations.
  5. SunniSaifi

    SunniSaifi New Member

    Assalamu 'alaykum.

    Does anyone of you know reliable sunni works in english for islamic history. Books or links, i would appreciate.

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