عنوان مقاله [English]
Tarikh -i Islam of late Dr. Ali Akbar Fayyāz (dead 1350 Š/ AD
1971-2) is one of the earliest works on reviewing the history of Islam
in modern times. It covers in a thin volume a long stretch of Islamic
history since initiation up to the end of Abbasids. The book despite its
useful positive points mentioned in publisher’s foreword raises
criticism on the chapters dealing with the time of the Prophet (PBUH)
and the first four caliphs, which some of them are dealt with in this
paper from a historical and ideological point of view and each one is
classified according to its subject matter.
The main incentive to this work was that the author has presented
an unjustifiable strict picture of the prophet, along quoting many
shaky accounts which present biased image of the life and deeds of
him. So the present work opens with quoting one of these accounts
(which in present author’s view) is “one of the harshest accounts
quoted about the Prophet and his desciples.