The History of the Khalifahs
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Tarikh al-Khulafa' is justly famous in Arabic, and rarely our of print. In the original it comprises the histories of all those who have been named as khulafa' right up to the age in which as-Suyuti himself lived. For this volume Ta-Ha have chosen the luminous chapters on al-Khulafa' ar-Rashidun, 'the Khalifahs who took the right way'. As-Suyuti uses his vast knowledge of the hadith literature to present the most authentic traditions of these noble men, their governance, and their contributions to that body of practice known as the Sunnah.