Stories Of The Qur’an
(Qisas ul Qur'an)
by Imam Ibn Kathir
Translated By Ali Sayed Al-Halawi
Hardback 242 Pages
Published By Dar Al-Manarah For translation , Publishing & Distribution ,
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.
The Islamic View of Jesus
By Imam Ibn Kathir
Translated By Tamir Abu As-Su'ood Muhammad
Paperback 106 Pages
Published By Dar Al-Manarah For Translation,
Publishing & Distribution , El-Mansora - Egypt
This Book 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.
As well as prophethood and apostleship, Jesus was honoured with many other great
qualities and characteristics. The Quran says, with reference to his honour :
'Remember when the angels said,
'Allah is giving you the glad tidings of a word from Him, who’s name
shall be Masih, I`sa (Jesus) alayhis salaam, Son of Maryam (Mary), honoured
in this world and in the Hereafter and from the rank of those close to Him.'
Imam Ibn Kathir adds, 'Jesus’ rank was
extremely high in this world and also in the hereafter. Jesus was given the Injil
(Gospels) and the power to cure the leper and the blind and to bring back to
life those who had already died, he was also helped by the angel Gabriel on many
occasions.' All this was part of worldly honour. He was also endowed with
great wisdom and knowledge, as the Quran says:
'And Allah will teach him the book
and wisdom and Torah and Injeel (Gospels).' 3/48.
'Then Allah says, 'O Jesus,
the Son of Maryam (Mary)! Recount my favour upon you and your mother, when I
strengthened you with the angel Gabriel so that you speak to people in
childhood and maturity and when I taught you the book and wisdom and Torah
and Injeel.' 5/110.
Imam Ibn Kathir(d.774/1352) has said, in
explanation of this verse that I’sa
(Jesus) was given the talent of writing and that Al Kitab in this
verse actually means Al Kitabah, which refers to writing ,as it is a noun
in the meaning of its verb, and this would signify that Jesus was not
About Imam Ibn Kathir
He was Emaad Ed-Deen Isma'eel Ibn 'Umar Ibn ibn Katheer , originally from Busra
(Syria) – and raised in Damascus. He followed the Shafi`ee school of thought.
Ibn Kathir was born in the year 700 AH or little later in an area called Majdal,
near Busra, west of Damascus. His father died when he was only four years old
and was taken in by his brother and moved to Damascus in 706. Here, he learned
from great scholars such as Ibn Asakir, Ishaq ibn Yahya al-Amudi and the great
Ibn Taymiyyah who was extremely close to him. He also studied under various
other sheikhs who gave him permission in fiqh and Hadith. He made many academic
contributions to Islamic sciences.
He made many academic
contributions to Islamic sciences. The following are amongst his most prominent:
Tafseer of the Qur’an, Al-Bidayah
wan-Nihayah: a history of Muslims from Adam until Ibn Kathir’s time,
At-Takmeel: a book on the science
of Asmaaul Rijal (profiles of transmitters of Hadith), Jami`ul Masaneed: a book
that collects the Hadith from ten major books of Hadith, , The
classes of Shafi`ee scholars: a list of scholars following the Imam, Extraction
of the traditions of Tanbeeh (a Shafi`ee book of jurisprudence), The commentary
on al-Bukhari (which he did not finish), The
book of laws (again, he did not complete it), The summary to the science of
Hadith; a synopsis to the introduction of Ibn Saah’s work, Extraction of the
traditions to the summary of Ibn Hajib, Musnad of the two sheikhs (Abu Bakr and
Umar), Biography of the Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, The epistle of
of These have been translated into the English Language (Even though some are
Abrdged Translations), <Click Here to see a list of Translations Currently
available at Kitaabun>
Al-Hafiz Ibn hajar Al-Asqalani
said,”Ibn Kathir lost his sight just before his life ended. He died in
Damascus in 774A.H. May Allah grant him Mercy and make him amongst the residents
of Jannah (Heavenly Garden) .
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