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The Succession to Muhammad

A Study of the Early Caliphate

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The Succession to Muhammad by Wilferd Madelung
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In a convincing reinterpretation of early Islamic history, Wilferd Madelung examines the conflict that developed after the death of Muhammad for control of the Muslim community. He demonstrates how this conflict, which marked the demise of the first four caliphs, resulted in the lasting schism between Sunnite and Shi'ite Islam. In contrast to recent scholarly trends, the author takes up the Shi'i cause, arguing in defense of the succession of 'Ali. This book will make a major scholarly contribution to the debate over succession.
Release date NZ
October 15th, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 tables
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
432
Dimensions
152x228x28
ISBN-13
9780521646963
Product ID
2066716

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