Fifty Key Figures in Islam

Fifty Key Figures in Islam

by Roy Jackson
     
 

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

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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:
9780415354684
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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

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