xii, 260p., Bib., 23 cm. (First pub. in India in 1999) (Second Edition pub. in 2000)
Prof. Masudul Hasan claims that this book is an authentic biography of Hadrat Othman Ghani (R.A.) in English. There is only a scanty source material regarding his life, character and achievements the available material and information shows that Hadrat Othman Ghani (R.A.) has fallen a victim to the prejudice of the early writers.In this biography he has given a just and coherrent account about Caliph Hadrat Othman Ghani (R.A.). The author writes that the failure of Hadrat Othman (R.A.) was not due to his own faults. It was due to causes beyond his control.He wrote this book to bring the truth into light so that due honour may be paid to Hadrat Othman (R.A.)The Book is divided into seven chapters, each dealing with an important aspect of his life.In short this is an original research work, expressing the new facts about the life of Hadrat Othman (R.A.).Author has given his own assessment of the Caliph projecting his distinctions which others failed to see.He has given the reasons why in spite of being a good virtuous man, Hadrat Othman (R.A.) did not succeed as a Caliph. His place in Islamic history is discussed in detail.He has also written biographies of Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A.) and Hadrat Umar Farooq (R.A.) which are very popular among Muslim readers.