By Tabari, Michael G. Morony
This quantity provides for the 1st time in English Tabari's whole account of the twenty-year lengthy reign of the 5th caliph, Mu'awiyah (661-680). the significance of this account lies in part in Tabari's citation of significant parts of the paintings of previous authors, equivalent to Abu Mikhnaf and different eighth-century compilers. it's also major simply because Tabari's collection of topics has had a decisive impact on glossy interpretations of this era, fairly at the id of what the $64000 matters have been within the works of Henri Lammens and Julius Wellhausen. right here you may learn the fascinating account of the Khariji insurrection of Mustawrid ibn Ullifah, the amazing yet debatable list of the governorship of Ziyad b. Abihi, the exciting escapades of the poet Farazdaq in his adolescence, and the tragic tale of Hibn 'Adi. Tabari's presentation of other issues of view approximately those and different occasions makes his account an quintessential resource for early Islamic background.
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Then he ordered someone to call upon al-Hasan b. This re- gime has a certain duration, and the world is subject to change. Grohmann, From the World of Arabic Papyri. Futuh, 299, Mu`awiyah assigned `Ayn al-Sayd to al-Hasan in return for the Caliphate. `Amr ibn al-`As. Shahada. " Al- Hasan stayed at al-Madinah. Muhammad:39 Al-Hasan surren-  dered al-Kufah to Mu`awiyah, and Mu`awiyah entered it five (days) before the end of Rabi' I (before July 30, 661)or, alter- natively, before the end of Jumada I 41 (before September 27, 661).
For you have taken a great thing upon yourselfthe Caliphate of God over His creation. Qur'an 7: 72. That is, Mu`awiyah, whose mother, Hind, had eaten the liver of Muham- mad's uncle, Hamzah, in revenge at the Battle of `Uhud. Zi- yad fortified himself in a stronghold which is called the For- tress of Ziyad. Yathribi al-Dabbi, as judge (qadi). al-Sha`bi. See Le Strange, Lands, 344-51. See Le Strange, Lands, 382-434. Abu Zayd al-Ansari. According to another report he was born in the year 40 (660/661) before `Ali was killed, and this is what al-Waqidi says.
Others that cannot be translated with sufficient precision have been retained and italicized as well as footnoted. The annotation aims chiefly at clarifying difficult passages, identifying individuals and place-names, and discussing textual difficulties. Much leeway has been left to the translators to include in the footnotes whatever they consider necessary and helpful. The bibliographies list all the sources mentioned in the annotation. The index in each volume contains all the names of persons and places referred to in the text, as well as those mentioned in the notes as far as they refer to the medieval period.