About the Book: Another translation from the work of the renowned author of Medicine of the Prophet. Taken and translated from as-Suyuti’s Tarikh al-Khulafa, this classical work presents the most authentic traditions concerning the first four Khalifs of Islam, the integrity and wisdom which they displayed in their governance, and their contributions to that body of practice which is known as the Sunnah. About the
Author: Abu’l-Faḍl CAbd ar-Raḥmān Jalāl ad-Dīn as-Suyūṭī was born on the night of Saturday the 1st of Rajab 849 AH (3rd October 1445 CE.). As-Suyūṭī mastered most of the traditional studies of his day, particularly those relating to knowledge of hadith, and was the author of more than five hundred works on the Qur’an, Sunnah, hadith, fiqh, Sirah, and medicine, etc. He is best remembered for his completion of the tafsīr of Qur’an known as the Jalālayn, which had been left incomplete on the death of Jalāl ad-Dīn al-Maḥallī. He died on Thursday the 18th of Jumādā al-Ūlā, 911 AH (17th October 1505 CE.), may Allah have mercy upon him.