Fifty Key Figures in Islam

Fifty Key Figures in Islam

by Roy Jackson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415354676

ISBN-13: 9780415354677

Pub. Date: 08/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years.

Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik

Overview

The perfect resource for those wishing to learn more about the Muslim culture, its people and its teachings, Fifty Key Figures in Islam explores the lives and thoughts of fifty influential individuals in Islam and surveys a heritage that spans 1,500 years.

Covering key figures such as the Prophet Muhammad, Suleiman 'the Magnificent' and El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), the entry for each figure includes:

  • biographical details
  • a presentation and analysis of their main ideas
  • an account of their impact and influence within and, if appropriate, beyond the Islamic tradition
  • list of major works and additional reading.

Fully cross-referenced for ease of use, this clearly presented work is ideal for those interested in or studying the area, and could not have come at a more fascinating time in history for Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415354677
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Alphabetical list of key figures in Islam     ix
Preface     xi
Prophet Muhammad (c.570-632)     3
Abu Bakr (c.570-634)     8
Umar ibn al-Khattab (c.581-644)     12
Ali ibn Abi Talib (c.596-661)     16
Mu'awiya (602-680)     21
Abu Hanifa (c. 699-767)     25
Malik ibn Anas (c.709-795)     30
Rabi'a of Basra (c.717-801)     35
Muhammad al-Shafi'i (768-820)     39
Ahmad ibn Hanbal (780-855)     44
Al-Ma'mun (786-833)     47
Yaqub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi ('Alkindus') (c.801-873)     52
Abu al-Hasan al-Ashari (837-935)     57
Muhammad al-Tabari (839-923)     62
Abu Nasr al-Farabi ('Avennasar') (c.870-950)     66
Ubaydallah 'Al-Mahdi' (c.873-934)     71
Abu al-Hasan Ali al-Mawardi (972-1058)     76
Abu Ali ibn Sina ('Avicenna') (980-1037)     80
Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali (1058-1111)     86
Mahmud ibn Umar al-Zamakhshari (1075-1144)     91
Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Rushd ('Averroes') (1126-1198)     96
Salah al-Din ('Saladin') (1138-1193)     101
Yahya Suhrawardi (1154-1191)     106
Muhammad ibn Arabi(1165-1240)     111
Nasir al-Din Tusi (1201-1274)     117
Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273)     122
Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328)     127
Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun (1332-1406)     132
Al-Suyuti (1445-1505)     137
Suleiman ('the Magnificent') (c.1494-1566)     141
Akbar (1542-1605)     145
Sadr al-Din Shirazi 'Mulla Sadra' (c.1572-1640)     150
Shah Wali-Allah (1703-1762)     154
Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (1703-1792)     159
Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan (1817-1898)     164
Sayyid Jamal al-Din 'Al-Afghani' (1838/9-1897)     168
Muhammad Abduh (1849-1905)     172
Rashid Rida (1865-1935)     176
Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938)     181
Sayyid Ruhollah Khomeini (1902-1989)     186
Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi (1903-1979)     190
Hasan al-Bana (1906-1949)     196
Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966)     201
Muhammad Taha (1908-1985)     206
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz ('Malcolm X') (1925-1965)     211
Hasan Al-Turabi (b. 1932)     215
Ali Shariati (1933-1977)     221
Hasan Hanafi (b. 1935)     226
Rachid Ghannoushi (b. 1941)      231
Abd al-Karim Soroush (b. 1945)     236
Glossary     242
Index     245

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