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The succession to Muḥammad : a study of the early Caliphate

Author: Wilferd Madelung
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a comprehensive and original study of the early history of Islam, Wilferd Madelung describes the conflict that developed after the death of the Prophet Muḥammad, between his family, Hāshim, and his tribe, Quraysh, for the leadership of the Muslim community. He pursues the history of this confict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its climax in the first Inter-Muslim War. The outcome of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilferd Madelung
ISBN: 0521561817 9780521561815 0521646960 9780521646963
OCLC Number: 33443482
Awards: Winner of Best Book of the Year 1997
Description: xviii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Abu Bakr: the Successor of the Messenger of God and the caliphate of Quraysh --
2. Umar: Commander of the Faithful, Islamic meritocracy, consultation and Arab empire --
3. Uthman: the Vicegerent of God and the reign of Abd Shams --
4. Ali: the counter-caliphate of Hashim.
Responsibility: Wilferd Madelung.
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In a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict which developed after the death of Muhammad for control of the Muslim community. He demonstrates how  Read more...

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