The first volume from this series deals with the life of Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, the first of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. No other person in the History of Islam can be compared to him when it comes to truthfulness, insight into Islamic teachings and devotion to Allah and His Messenger (S). He was outstanding and unique in his commitment, sincerity, and whole-hearted support and assistance to the Prophet.
The second volume from this series deals with the life of Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. The evaluation of Amir al-Mu'minin Umar al-Farooq, may Allah be pleased with him, and his far-sighted policies is captured in a statement attributed to the Prophet (S), 'There were in the nations before you "inspired people", and if there is any one of them in my nation, it is Omar.'
The third volume from this series deals with the life of Uthman bin Affan, the third of the four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. Uthman ibn Affan (R) was the most qualified to become the Caliph during his time; his claim to the caliphate was valid and his caliphate was legitimate. He led the people on the path of truth and ruled with justice, until he was martyred.
The the fourth volume from this series deals with the life of the last of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs, Ali ibn Abi Talib. He was the first male to accept Islam at the young age of approximately nine years. He was the Prophet's cousin, the son of Abu Talib, the Prophet's supportive and loving uncle who protected him during the worst trials of his early Prophethood.
Ali's devotion to the Prophet is best evidenced during the Hijrah (migration) when he acted as the Prophet's decoy in Makkah while the Prophet left under the cover of night and migrated to Madinah, accompanied by Abu Bakr.
The fifth voume covers te 20 year rule of Mu'awiyah. During this long reign there was peace and prosperity as a rule at home. Abroad, his rule was equally successful, and extended the boundaries of Islam in all directions.
We hope that this book will inspire our youths to form a personal relationship with our pious predecessors and encourage them to commit their lives sincerely to their mission, that is: adherence to the Book of Allah and the Way shown by His Messenger, which they have left behind as our common heritage.
Darussalam presents the entire History of Islam to our youth in language that appeals to them, in a simple yet lucid manner. The first five volumes in this series explore Islamic history during the period of the first Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs. Later volumes would be devoted to the History of Islam, down through the ages to modern times, insha'Allah.