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The succession to Muhammad : a study of the early Caliphate

Author: Wilferd Madelung
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilferd Madelung
ISBN: 9780521646963 0521646960
OCLC Number: 919487874
Notes: Transferred to digital printing 2006. Originally published: 1997.
Description: xviii, 413 pages : genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction; 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 Viceregent of God and the reign of 'Abd Shams; 4. 'Ali: the counter-caliphate of Hashim; Conclusion: Restoration of the community and despotic kingship.
Responsibility: Wilferd Madelung.

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