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The Life of Muhammad: A Critique of Guillaume’s English Translation

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Observations on Translations of Classical Islamic TextsDr. ‘Abdul Latif Tibawi Professor Guillaume is not merely offering a translation of the received text of the biography of Muhammad, as recorded by Ibn Hisham from al-Bakka’i, from Ibn Ishaq. His work is a translation of his own reconstruction of Ibn Ishaq …. ... Read More »

Moinul Haq’s Translation of Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Observations on Translations of Classical Islamic TextsWaqar Akbar Cheema Muhammad Ibn Sa’d’s (d. 2330/845) work “Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir” or “Tabaqat al-Kubra” is an important source of information regarding life and times of early Muslims including a detailed account of events and aspects the life of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). ... Read More »

On the Translation of al-Suyuti’s al-Itqan

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Observations on Translations of Classical Islamic TextsWaqar Akbar Cheema … As part of their series “Great Books of the Islamic Civilization” Muhammad bin Hammad al-Thani Centre for Muslim Contribution to Civilization in association with Garnet Publishing have published translation of a part of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti’s (d. 911/1505) celebrated work ... Read More »

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