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The History of al-Tabari Vol. 6
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 6 (January 1989)
Muhammad at Mecca
W. Montgomery Watt - Translated and annotated by
M. V. McDonald - Translated and annotated by

The sixth volume of the translation of al-Tabari's History deals with the ancestors of Muhammad, with his own early life, and then with his prophetic mission up to the time of his Hijrah or emigration to Medina. The topics covered mean that this volume is of great importance both for the career of Muhammad himself and for the early history of Islam. Al-Tabari was familiar with, and made use of, the main early source of these matters, the S...(Read More)
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 7
The History of al-Tabari Vol. 7 (August 1987)
The Foundation of the Community: Muhammad At Al-Madina A.D. 622-626/Hijrah-4 A.H.
M. V. McDonald - Translator
W. Montgomery Watt - Annotator

The contents of this volume are extremely significant: The specific events in this earliest period set precedents for what later became established Islamic practice. The book deals with the history of the Islamic community at Medina during the first four years of the Islamic period--a time of critical improtance for Islam, both as a religion and as a political community. The main events recounted by Tabari are the battles between Muhammad's supporte...(Read More)
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