Tārīkh al-Khulafā’ is justly famous in Arabic, and rarely out of print. In the original it comprises the histories of all those who have been named as khulafā’ right up to the age in which as-Suyuti himself lived. For this volume Ta-Ha follow up The Khalifahs who took the right way with this volume on the Umayyad Caliphs.
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 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.