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

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Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1997
Physical description
xviii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
  • 0521561817
  • 9780521561815
  • 0521646960
  • 9780521646963
  • 0585039666
  • 9780585039664
  • 0511000863
  • 9780511000867
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-393) and index.
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.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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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 conflict through the reign of the four 'Rightly Guided' caliphs to its climax in the first Inter-Muslim War. The outcome of the war, which marked the demise of the reign of the Early Companions, led to the establishment of dynastic despotism under the Umayyad caliphate and to the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shiʻite Islam. In contrast to recent scholarly trends, Professor Madelung emphasises ʻAlī's early claim to legitimate succession, which gained support from the Shiʻa, and offers a radical and convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history after the death of Muḥammad. This important and original study will make a major contribution to the scholarship of the period and rekindle the debate over the succession to Muḥammad. -- Back cover.

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The Succession to Muhammad : a Study of the Early Caliphate / Wilferd Madelung.

Published
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 1996
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1 online resource (432 pages)
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  • 9780511582042
  • 0511582048
  • 9780521561815
  • 0521561817
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  • Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 22 Dec 2011).
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Genre
  • History.
  • 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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