Crisis of Muslim History: Religion and Politics in Early Islam

Crisis of Muslim History: Religion and Politics in Early Islam

by Mahmoud Ayoub
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851683267

ISBN-13: 9781851683260

Pub. Date: 01/15/2004

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

This new study of the Islamic tradition's earliest years presents the key events, individuals, and socio-political conditions which defined the era of the first Four Caliphs (from the death of the Prophet to that of Ali, thirty years later), and which led to the Sunni/Shi'i schism and the Crisis of Succession.  See more details below

Overview

This new study of the Islamic tradition's earliest years presents the key events, individuals, and socio-political conditions which defined the era of the first Four Caliphs (from the death of the Prophet to that of Ali, thirty years later), and which led to the Sunni/Shi'i schism and the Crisis of Succession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851683260
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Series:
Oneworld Reference Library
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2The Crisis of Succession7
The Saqifah Debate and its Aftermath8
3Abu Bakr's Regrets and 'Umar's Uncertainties26
Abu Bakr: Khalifat Rasul Allah27
'Umar: Amir al-Mu'minin31
4The Second Crisis: The Shura Council and its Failure39
The Shura Deliberations43
5'Uthman: Khalifat Allah50
'Uthman's Caliphate: Umayyad Power and the Beginning of Shi'i Opposition51
'Uthman's Critics: 'Ammar b. Yasir and Abu Dharr al-Ghifari58
'Uthman and the Clash between Religious Authority and Political Power62
The Siege and 'Uthman's Violent Death71
6'Ali Wasi Rasul Allah: The Clash of Religion and Politics81
The Battle of the Camel86
Mu'awiyah's Opposition93
The Battle of Siffin106
'Amr's Scheme and its Consequences122
The Collapse of 'Ali's Rule and the End of the Normative Caliphate133
7Conclusion145
App. IThe Four "Rightly Guided" Caliphs in their Own Words156
App. IIThe Siffin Truce Document162
Bibliography168
Index172

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