The Caliphate of Banu Umayyah: The First Phase by Ibn Katheer (From Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah
This is the continuation of the monumental work of the shaikh Ibn Kathir which he named Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah.
Abridged English translation of the classic work: Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah, which covers the Caliphate of Bani Umayyah. It starts from The rule of Mu'awiyah bin Abi Sufyan in the 41st year of Hijrah up to the rule of Caliph Marwan Al-Himar in year 132 of the Hijrah. To Read Contents Pages Please Click Here
The Umayyad Caliphate بنو أمية (c. 661-750 CE/41-132 AH) was the second of the four major Islamic caliphates established after the death of Rasulallah.
Although the Umayyad family originally came from the city of Makkah, their capital was Damascus. At its greatest extent, it covered more than five million square miles (13,000,000 km2), making it one of the largest empires the world had yet seen, and the seventh largest contiguous empire ever to exist.
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 one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history.
This Books covers many Important Names Including
Mua'wiyah Bin Abi Sufyan
Al Hasan & Al-Husain bin Abi Talib
Umar bin Abdul 'Azeez the fifth Righteous Khalif and Famous Umayyad
Yazeed, Marwan, al-Hakam, Az-Zubair, Abdul Malik Ibn Ziyad and many more