The succession to Muḥammad : a study of the early Caliphate / Wilferd Madelung.

Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1997
Physical description
xviii, 413 p. : geneal. tables ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 0521561817
  • 0521646960 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. 388-393.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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The succession to Muhạmmad : a study of the early Caliphate / Wilferd Madelung.

Published
  • Cambridge ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press 1997
Physical description
1 online resource (433 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-107-38383-8
  • 1-107-39027-3
  • 0-511-58204-8
  • 0-511-00086-3
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • English
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Genealogical tables; Chronological survey; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The obligations of kinship and the families of the prophets in the Qur'an; Two witnesses: 'A'isha and cAbd Allah b. al-'Abbas; 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; The grievances against the caliph; Crisis and revolt; 4 'Ali: the counter-caliphate of Hashim
  • Succession dispute and the battle of the CamelMu'awiya and Siffin; Arbitration, Kharijite revolt, and end; Conclusion; Restoration of the Community and despotic kingship; Excursuses; 1 The burial of Muhammad; 2 The inheritance of Muhammad; 3 The marriages of cUthman b. cAffan; 4 Domanial land in Iraq under 'Umar; 5 Notes on the sources of the crisis of the caliphate of cUthman; 6 Musa b. Talha and the Umayyads; 7 The marriages and children of al-Hasan b. 'All; Bibliography; Index
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
  • 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.

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