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ʻUmar

Author: Shiblī Nuʻmānī; Jamil A Qureshi; Ẓafar ʻAlī K̲h̲ān
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2004.
Series: Makers of Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Abridged edView all editions and formats
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"Regarded as the epitome of the just ruler, 'Umar, or Omar - the second caliph - is one of the most significant figures in early Islamic history. His rule (634-44 CE) laid the foundations of an empire that has since defined, both culturally and geographically, the heartlands of the Islamic world." "Shibli Numani's classic account links the military conquests of the period with 'Umar's reforms in law, government, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, Caliph; I ) Omar (Kalif; ʻUmar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, Caliph
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shiblī Nuʻmānī; Jamil A Qureshi; Ẓafar ʻAlī K̲h̲ān
ISBN: 1850436703 9781850436706
OCLC Number: 56450460
Language Note: Translated from the Urdu.
Notes: "An abridged edition of Shibli Numani's ʻUmar al-Fārūq."
Edited by Jamil Qureshi; based on the translation by Zafar Ali Khan.
"Published in association with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies"--T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 157 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The conquests: ʻUmar's accession to the caliphate ; The conquest of Iraq and Syria ; The extension of the conquests ; The cause of victory. --
The reforms: Government under ʻUmar ; Civil administration ; Military administration ; Islam and Islamic law ; The treatment of non-Muslims ; The man and his achievements.
Series Title: Makers of Islamic civilization.
Other Titles: Fārūq.
Responsibility: Shibli Numani.
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"Regarded as the epitome of the just ruler, 'Umar, or Omar - the second caliph - is one of the most significant figures in early Islamic history. His rule (634-44 CE) laid the foundations of an empire that has since defined, both culturally and geographically, the heartlands of the Islamic world." "Shibli Numani's classic account links the military conquests of the period with 'Umar's reforms in law, government, and public administration. The author describes the personal strengths, skills, and character of 'Umar, and evaluates his contribution to the ethos of Islam."--BOOK JACKET.

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