Stories of the Prophets


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AuthorHafiz Ibn Katheer
TranslatorRashad Ahmad Azami
Size in Inches6x8.75x1.25
Size in Centimeters15x22.5x3
Edition2nd (March 2003)
Actual Weight1.96

Qassas Al-Anbiya (English) is the collection of all the events and stories about the Prophets of Allah in the Holy Quran by Imam Imaduddin Abdul-Fida Ismail Ibn Kathir Ad-Dimashqi. It covers all the Prophets from Adam to Eesa/Jesus - peace be upon them all.

In this book, the stories of the prophets have been compiled from 'Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah' (The Beginning and the End) which is a great work of the famous Muslim exegete and historian Ibn Kathir and has a prominent place in the Islamic literature. The stories of the prophets and all the events in their lives have been supported by the Qur'anic Verses and the Sunnah (traditions) of the Prophet (S). Wherever it was necessary, other sources have also been reported for the sake of historical accounts, but on such places a comparative study has been made to prove the authenticity of the sources. Ibn Kathir has reproduced the views and interpretations of all the great exegetes of the Qur'an of his time. The systemic narratives of the Stories of the Prophets have been written in chronological order which renders a historical style to the book.

Allah the Most Exalted says in the Qur'an:

  • "We are relating unto you the most beautiful of stories in that what We have revealed to you from the Qur'an, though before it you were from among those who were not aware of them." (12:3)
  • "We have indeed sent aforetime Messengers before you, of them there are some whose stories We have related to you, and whose stories We have not related to you..." (40:78)
  • "We relate to you the important news of their story in truth..." (18:13)
  • "And all that We relate to you of these stories of the Messengers, We strengthen with them your heart. Through them there come to you the truth as well as admonition and reminder to all those who believe." (11:120)
  • "There is, indeed, in their stories lessons for people endowed with understanding. It is not any invented tale, but a confirmation of what went before it, and a detailed exposition of all things, and a guide and a mercy to the people who believe." (12:111)
  • " relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect." (7:176)

Table of Contents

1. The Story of Adam and Eve (Hawwa)
---1-Ahadith about the Creation of Adam
---2-The Story of Cain and Abel (Habil and Qabil)
---3-The Death of Adam and His Son Seth (Shith)
2. The Story of Idris
3. The Story of Noah
---1-Noah's Mission
---2-The Ark and the Flood
---3-Noah's Will
4. The Story of Hud
---1-'Ad and Idolatry
---2-'Ad's Punishment
5. The Story of Sileh
---1-The She-Camel
---2-Thamud and the Punishment
---3-The Prophet (S) through the Thamud's Ruins
6. The Story of Abraham (Ibrahim)
---1-Abraham and His Father
---2-Abraham and the Idols
---3-Abraham and the Fire
---4-Argument between Abraham and Nimrod
---5-Migration of Abraham to Syria
---6-The Birth of Ishmael (Isma'il)
---7-Hagar and Ishmael in Makkah
---8-The Story of the Sacrifice
---9-The Birth of Isaac (Ishaq)
---10-The Construction of Ka'bah
---11-Allah praises His Prophet Abraham
---12-Age and Death
---13-Abraham's Children
7. The Story of Lot
---1-Lot's Mission
---2-Lot's Guests
---3-The Punishment
8. The Story of Shu'aib
---1-The People of Madyan
---2-The Punishment
9. The Progeny of Abraham
---1-The Story of Ishmael (Isma'il)
---2-The Story of Isaac (Ishaq)
10. The Story of Joseph (Yusuf)
---1-Joseph and the Dream
---2-Joseph and His Brothers
---3-Joseph taken to Egypt
---4-Joseph and Seduction
---5-Joseph in the Prison
---6-Pharaoh's Dream
---7 Joseph's Innocence
---8 -Joseph as Minister
---10 Joseph's Brothers in Egypt
---11-Benjamin meets Joseph
---12-The Brothers tell their Misery to Joseph
---13-The Dream comes true
11. The Story of Job (Ayub)
---1-Job's Trial
---2-Relief from Suffering

12. The Story of Dhul-Kifl
13. The Story of the People of:
14.The Story of Jonah (Yunus)
---1-Jonah flees
---2-Jonah in the Belly of Whale
---3-The Excellence of Jonah
15. The Story of Moses (Musa)
---1-The Birth of Moses
---2-Moses enters Pharaoh's Palace
---3-Moses kills
---4-Moses goes to Madyan
---5-Moses gets Refuge
---6-Moses and Mount Tur
---7-Moses goes to Pharaoh
---8-Moses and Magicians
---9-Chiefs incite Pharaoh to kill Moses
---10-The Believer
---11-Signs and Trials
---12-Destruction of Pharaoh and his Army
---13-Sea splits
---14-Israelites after Pharaoh
---15-Israelites go in Wandering
---16-Moses asks to see Allah
---17-Israelites and the Worship of Calf
---18-The Story of Cow
---19-The Story of Moses and Khidr
---20-The Story of Qarun
---21-The Excellence of Moses
---22-Moses and His Pilgrimage
---23-The Death of Moses
16. The Story of Joshua (Yusha')
17. The Story of Khidr
18.The Story of Ezekiel (Hizqil)
19. The Stories of Elias (Ilyas) and Elisha (Al-Yas'a)
20. The Story of Samuel
21. The Story of David (Dawud)
22. The Story of Solomon (Sulaiman)
---1-Hoopoe and Belqis (the Queen of Sheba)
---2-The Death of Solomon
23. The Stories of Other Prophets:
---1-Isaiah (Shi'ya)
---3-The Destruction of Jerusalem
24. The Story of Daniel (Daniyal)
---1-The Reconstruction of Bait-ul-Maqdis
25. The Story of Ezra ('Uzair)
26. The Stories of Zachariah and John (Yahya)
27. The Story of Jesus ('Isa)
---1-The Birth of Jesus the son of Mary (Maryam)
---2-Does God need a Son?
---4-Prophecies of Jesus about Our Prophet
---5-The Story of Ma'idah
---6-Elevation or Crucifixion
---7-The Excellence of Jesus

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Khadija M. on 07/14/2020This book is so important for every Muslim to read. Highly insist that every muslim has this in their homes and takes inspiration as well as guidance from the stories of the Nabiyat.
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Abdurrahman C. on 09/12/2016Incredible Book love it JazakAllah Khayran
Excellent book
Customer R. on 01/13/2008 An excellent book that covers so much information. I learned many new & interesting facts about previous prophets that I had no idea about. This is a must read book for everyone... even non-Muslims.
Great but could be better
Customer R. on 08/03/2010 Asalamu alaikum. Like others had mentioned already this book is great but it could be better. In the beginning of every chapter it writes all places where the prophet is mentioned and then again and again they repeat the same words where they are mentioned so the book becomes hard readable and it takes long time to read it. Wouldn't it be better to write just place where it's mentioned? For example: Prophet Isa is mentioned in: [here write all chapters and verses where he is mentioned]. After all it's a great book mashAllah.
Great translation
Customer R. on 06/15/2008 This is a great translation of Ibn Kathir's work. Printing is good but I wish the paper had been slightly better quality. However, that s a personal preference and not worth taking a star off this product. It gives good references and is a good book to keep in your personal library and to teach with. I use this book as part of my curriculum for teaching.
Very informative
Customer R. on 07/30/2008 Very informative book. My mother who is not Muslim enjoys reading this. She has learned things that she never knew being Christian.
Must have
Customer R. on 07/30/2008 Truly informative! You get to know so much about the Stories of previous Prophets. And you also get to learn so many good lessons from their lives. A must for every Islamic Library.
My oft-read book
Customer R. on 03/29/2013 Second to the Quran, this is my oft-read book. Dar-us-Salam's publication and translation of 'Stories of the Prophets' is superb quality.
Amazing and great book
Customer R. on 01/22/2009 Assalamu Alaikum, brothers and sisters. This is simply an amazing and great book for those who wish to learn the accurate stories of our Prophets [peace and blessings of Allah be upon them]. The book uses portions of the Quran and Ahadith to discuss issues surrounding the Prophets. Isra iliyat [Biblical stories] are frequently mentioned, but Ibn Kathir carefully describes the status of authenticity of most of them. It is a must buy for Muslims wishing to know our Prophets in further detail. Wassalamu Alaikum.
Extraordinary perspective
Customer R. on 04/01/2014 I just start this Book and it has giving me an extraordinary perspective of the life of some prophets [pbut] that I knew basically. Interesting facts, great investigation put it in a single book. Very good material for new Muslims!!! Once again, thank you Darussalam!!
Good read
Customer R. on 03/26/2011 Good read
Customer R. on 03/26/2011 Wonderful book for those wanting to learn more about the Prophets [AS].
I LOVE this book
Customer R. on 06/15/2010 MashaAllah I LOVE this book, I love the stories of the Prophets [as], hamdoulillah I found this book. It's complete and detailed.

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