This book is the first part from Ibn Katheer's enormous work
Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah. It starts by describing the
beginning of creation — from the Throne and the Kursi, the
Universe and all that is in it, such as the angels, the Jinn
and humans. This book continues to early Prophet Adam
(Aadam) up to Prophet Yunus/Younus (A). The book also
recounts stories from the lives of the Prophets and their nations, up to the times of the Children of Israeel and the days of ignorance, which ended with the advents of the final prophet, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
Al-Bidayah wan Nihayah (The Beginning and The End) by the renowned
scholar Abu Al-Fida, 'Imad ad-Deen Isma'eel bin 'Umar bin
Katheer (Imam Ibn Kathir), is considered one of the most
authoritative sources on Islamic history. A unique feature
of the book is that it not only deals with past events, but
also talks about future events mentioned by Prophet Muhammad
(peace and blessings be upon him) until the Day of Judgment.