Creation and history
Date: About 966
Original Language: Arabic
The work is divided into 22 chapters: 1-4 on sources of knowledge, and proofs of God and prophethood; 5-10 on the creation, Adam and the end of time; 10-14 on descriptions of the world and events before the coming of Muḥammad; and 15-22 on the life of Muḥammad, Muslim sects and Islamic history to the mid-10th century.
In the opening chapters, al-Maqdisī shows that he is fully aware of di…